Friday, October 26, 2007

Monmouth Chef wins Iron Teams Competition

Chefs compete in Iron Team competition
Adam Koob
Photo by Marcus Frazier
The Natchez Democrat
Published Thursday, October 25, 2007

"NATCHEZ — The food was flying at Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s fifth annual Iron Teams competition. The Iron Teams contest is based on the popular television show “Iron Chef.” On “Iron Chef,” two chefs have a timed cook-off, and all their dishes must include a secret ingredient they receive just before the show begins. Co-Lin’s competition was held in an auditorium made to look like the set of Iron Chef.

.. Alan Edmonds stepped in as guest chef. Edmonds has worked as a chef on what he called high end cruise lines. Chef Lanny Brasher, Edmonds’ competitor, has been executive chef at Monmouth Plantation for 13 years. Both chefs had two student assistants who are enrolled in Co-Lin’s Hospitality-Tourism Management Technology Program.

Once the saucepans were heated and the secret ingredients were revealed, the competition was on. … Tilapia, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts were the secret ingredients to be used in each dish. … And when it was all over, Lanny Brasher was the winner. His dish, a pan-seared Tilapia with a mushroom, sun-dried tomatoes ragout, accompanied by a minted-zucchini, was favored by the judges. “Things went smoothly, and I felt pretty good in there,” Brasher said. "

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Monmouth Plantation makes Condé Nast Traveler “Readers’ Choice

Natchez, MS (October 2007) – Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its Annual Readers’ Choice Survey naming Monmouth Plantation, one of the Top 100 Hotels in the Continental U.S. and Canada.

Every year since 1988, a select sample of Condé Nast Traveler readers have taken the Readers’ Choice Survey. In 2007, the questionnaires were made available to all readers.
Ron and Lani Riches, lovingly restored Monmouth in 1978 and continue to make improvements to the property on an ongoing basis. The Garden Room has just received a complete makeover. This showcase room is the ideal venue for wedding receptions, corporate retreats, bridge clubs and afternoon teas.

“We are certainly thrilled with this latest award. It is such an honor and greatly appreciated” said Lani Riches.
For more information please call 800.828.4531 or visit!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Christmas in New York - Music in Mississippi

Monmouth Plantation will have a major role in the "Christmas from New York" musical performances to be held December 7-9, 2007. Famous Broadway pieces will be presented at a luncheon concert on Friday December 7th. Throughout the weekend, musical events will be performanced in the city(Sponsored by The Natchez Council For Arts and Culture). Contact Monmouth Plantation for your accommodations during this festive weekend. Information on the activities will be provided by our reservationists. Please call 800.828.4531 or visit to make hotel reservations.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Fall Pilgrimage Season!

Natchez Fall Pilgrimage began the first week in October and continues throughout October 13. Monmouth Plantation invites you to come experience our beautiful gardens and the delightful weather of the fall season. Included with your room you can enjoy our wonderful Southern style breakfast and a complementary house tour. Recommendations for "must visit" homes open only during the Natchez Fall Pilgrimage will be given just by the asking. Come relive the antebellum plantation life and take part in the luxury of Monmouth Plantation this pilgrimage season!