James Beard Award Winning chef, Nina Compton, has announced the public opening of ShaSha Lounge in New Orleans.
Launching alongside United Way and fellow celebrity chefs, including Stephanie Izard, Marc Forgione, Michelle Bernstein, Rodney Scott, and Tiffani Faison, the ShaSha Lounge: Social Aid and Pleasure Club will be a membership cocktail lounge with a cause.
To celebrate, ShaSha Lounge is releasing a limited number of exclusive discounted memberships that are available for purchase via credit card or cryptocurrency at www.shakenandstirred.io.
“ShaSha was conceptualized as a way to evoke the spirit of New Orleans hospitality while simultaneously creating a mechanism in which we could continuously and quickly give back to our cherished community who are too often impacted by natural disasters,” Compton said.
“We are so fortunate to officially partner with United Way Southeast Louisiana and their compassionate team as we release our first public memberships and start building a fund that is fueled by our community’s love of cocktails and cuisine,” she continued.
Members of ShaSha will experience unique benefits, including elevated access to the lounge, discounted rentals and buyouts, voting rights on programming within the venue, and preferred entry to special events nationwide, including ShaSha’s public launch party, which will mark the momentous occasion on Thursday, July 27th, 2023. A portion of all membership and lounge sales will be reserved to help support future disaster relief in the region.
United Way Southeast Louisiana will work in conjunction with Compton and partners Sweet Management Group and Dolphin Entertainment to mobilize raised funds in the wake of forthcoming regional disasters.
“This passion project unites United Way and ShaSha’s love for New Orleans hospitality and dedication to giving back to our communities, ” said Michael Williamson, President and CEO of United Way Southeast Louisiana.
“We are committed to responding to disaster at the speed of need, so as our partnership raises critical funds through ShaSha’s innovative cocktail lounge and membership platform, we will be well positioned to provide immediate relief where it’s needed most,” he continued.
In addition to UWSELA, Compton has enlisted the support of Iron Chef Marc Forgione, James Beard Award winners Michelle Bernstein, Stephanie Izard and Rodney Scott, as well as Chopped Judge Tiffani Faison. Each chef will collaborate quarterly on new cocktails, participate in live and virtual events for members, develop exclusive content for the community and individually program the club for one week each year.
On Thursday, July 27th, 2023 from 12pm CST to 3pm CST, Compton and the ShaSha team will host a launch party at her restaurant, Compère Lapin, with preferred access to prepaid members and limited availability for others who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.