Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Snowy Days at Monmouth

Guests at Monmouth woke Saturday morning to a most beautiful and unusual sight- snow was fluttering down and the Plantation was a fairyland with white covering the grounds and giving this Southern city a real treat!

The snow lasted just long enough for our guests from the southern parts of our country to relish the sight and for us to snap a few photographs. Our guests from the colder parts of the country were amused at the staff and guests enjoying the "white stuff" and our showing excitement like the children. Soon the sun was out and the purple and yellow pansies were continuing to flourish.
-Peggy Voss

Friday, January 18, 2008

Monmouth's Gift Shop

Monmouth Plantation's Gift Shop has a treasure of beautiful items for the visitor to Monmouth or for the many Natchez locals who shop with us on a frequent basis. Our shop has an array of our "signature" fragrance- Lady Primrose products, Victorian linens, china patterns, baby gifts, keepsake children's toys, fashion jewelry, and a wide variety of books. Our books range from Southern humor, Natchez pictorial, history, and the ever popular cookbooks. The South seems to generate more excellent chefs and home gourmet cooks than any other location!

Seasonal items for Valentine's and Easter will be arriving soon and for you who cannot visit Monmouth in the near future, you may call our gift shop manager, Anna Gunning and make purchases by phone. Anna has great taste and can guide you to the perfect item. Our merchandise is carefully selected by our proprietor, Lani Riches and Anna. You may reach Anna at Monmouth at 601-442-5852

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Specialty Recipe

Guests at Monmouth Plantation often ask for our chefs' creative recipes, and we are glad to accommodate those requests. Monroe Davis, our Sunday breakfast chef, serves an unusual Sunday "specialty item" – corn pancakes, along with our traditional Southern breakfast. The recipe for Monroe's Corn Pancakes is a treat for breakfast and can be presented in the South as a side dish for your home-style dinner.

Corn Pancakes with Orange Marmalade Sauce

-1 1/3 cup corn meal
-1/2 cup all purpose flour
-3 tablespoons sugar
-1 tablespoon baking powder
-1 cup chicken broth
-1 egg, beaten
-1/4 cup butter
-1 8 oz can whole kernel corn, drained
-1 teaspoon vanilla

In a bowl combine all ingredients and blend well. Cook on a lighted greased griddle.

Orange Marmalade Sauce:
Orange marmalade diluted with orange juice and warmed. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Serve over pancakes for breakfast or brunch.
-Peggy Voss

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Valentines Special at Monmouth!

This Valentine's Day treat your loved one to a luxurious and romantic evening at Monmouth Plantation. Enjoy a one night stay in this amazing four diamond hotel, a bottle of champagne upon arrival and a delectable five-course candlelit dinner for two served in the Antebellum Mansion. Also included is a full Southern Breakfast and a tour of the Mansion. This memorable night is available at an unbelievably low price of two hundred fifty dollars inclusive.

Reservations can be made by phone: 601.442.5852 or 800.828.4531. There are a limited number of packages available, so call for yours soon!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Our Guests Say the Nicest Things...

My family and I enjoyed our stay very much and were happy to see such a pleasant and helpful staff. Everyone went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful and much to my relief, this has extended beyond our stay at Monmouth.
Many many thanks,
(guest from December 2007)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Our guests love Monmouth and Staff!

Roy and Donna Johnston were guests at Monmouth during our beautiful Christmas season. Donna sent a note to us saying "Thanks for helping us have a memorable visit. It was too brief and we hope we can come again.” Donna writes "I was thrilled with our photos. Please enjoy.... and feel free to use if you'd like. We used the one of the two of us in the room on our Christmas card and told everyone about Monmouth!" Word of Monmouth is shared by our guests in the nicest of ways.
Our wonderful Hal -porter and most knowledgeable, helpful ambassador for Natchez- is shown in this photo from the Johnston's collection while at Monmouth. Hal stands out as one of our most unique and loved employees and you can see by the photo that he loves his work!
-Peggy Voss