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Compère Lapin Is All About That Treble; New Beer Releases

Plus, a new menu at Grand Isle and more.

A large dining room with white and black tile floors, wood tables and chairs, and a long bar with stools lined up in front.
Inside Compere Lapin

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Todd Price reports that Nina Compton's new restaurant Compere Lapin hits a high note of bold, exotic flavors and lush platings that stand out in town. Two must-tries: "The grilled corn, a play on Mexican elote with aioli smeared across the top, is charred and rubbed with jerk seasoning" and the "horchata panna cotta that, with its brightly colored compressed melons, looks like a Dr. Seuss landscape." []

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Speaking of Compere Lapin, head bartender Ricky Gomez has just been named the brand ambassador of Novo Fogo Cachacas for the south. [Eaterwire]

NOLA— What's new in the world of local beer releases? NOLA Brewing will release its first-ever lager Darkest Before Dawn for fall, Bayou Teche will rolls out a French blackberry farmhouse ale aged in sauvignon blanc barrels Knotts Berry Beer in August, and more. [Gambit]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Chef Ryan Haigler has just launched a new summer menu at Grand Isle with alligator wings on the apps side, chili baked butter mahi mahi on the main side, and more. Scope it out here. [Eaterwire]