Wednesday, December 29, 2010

JOIN US AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION FOR A "SUITE DEAL"!

Join us at Monmouth Plantation for New Year's Eve for a "Suite Deal". Check out our link below or call us for further details. 601.442.5852

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Happy-New-Year-from-Monmouth-Plantation.html?soid=1101373511975&aid=1I7Yf7VRaQc

Saturday, December 18, 2010

CHRISTMAS AT MONMOUTH













It is not too late to reserve your place at our Christmas Eve or Christmas Night dinner table.

A special menu of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts will be available from our 1818 Dinner Menu on Christmas Eve starting at 5:30 PM. For those wishing to make their Christmas Eve a bit more special, a select number of guests can celebrate at our 'Chefs Table' and enjoy a five-course gourmet dinner being served at 6:30 PM.

A special five-course Christmas Day 'Chef's Table' dinner will be served at a single 6:30 PM seating and guests will have their choice of main entree. May we suggest arriving early for a relaxing beverage and partake in complimentary hors d'oeuvres in the Quitman Lounge & Study starting at 5:30 PM. Dinner is $48 per person(exclusive of wine, alcoholic beverage, taxes and gratuity).

You are encouraged to reserve soon as space is limited and filling quickly!

Reservations: 601.442.5852

Sunday, December 12, 2010

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CONTEST CONTINUES AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION!

Monmouth Plantation is feeling the LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥ As a special thanks to all of our friends, everybody is a winner today. Copy, paste & print this post. Present at the front desk. You will receive 25% off of your entire purchase in the Monmouth Plantation Gift Shop. This offer is valid through CHRISTMAS DAY. The Gift Shop at Monmouth is open EVERYDAY 8 A.M.-8 P.M.* (Offer doesn't include books, cards or other already reduced merchandise)


Tomorrow is our last drawing. Look for something BIG!!!

THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CONTEST"

Thursday, December 09, 2010

ANOTHER 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS WINNER!

We had our drawing yesterday and the lucky winner is...drumroll please...Julie Blackmon Brasseal! Congratulations Julie!!! You have just won a Monmouth T-shirt and Hat. Please inbox us your address and t-shirt size so we can ship them out to you! Keep those friend requests and thumbs up coming. We are almost at 2,000 friends and want to give away an even bigger prize!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CONTEST CONTINUES AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION!

Well, we drew for 3 winners yesterday! Congratulations to Georgeanne Brakenridge, Kim Johnson and Owen Shugard! You are the lucky winners! You each receive a $25 Gift Certificate to use as you choose at Monmouth Plantation. Your certificates are waiting for you at the front desk.
We will choose another winner at the end of the day. Keep those requests and comments coming in. Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 03, 2010

KEEP THOSE FRIEND SUGGESTIONS AND THUMBS UP COMING!

The "12 Days of Christmas Contest" is off to a great start... who knows what day 3 will bring. Keep those "likes" and friend suggestions coming in. We are so close to 2000 friends! If we make it, it could be a biggie!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! SUGGEST FACEBOOK FRIENDS FOR MONMOUTH PLANTATION!



HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We are launching our Monmouth's 12 days of Christmas TODAY, meaning a prize giveaway everyday until the 12th of December! Suggest friends for our Facebook. The more friends we have the better the prizes will be, so start suggesting Monmouth to your friends asap!! What will today's prize be? Give us a thumbs up and maybe you will see...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS FROM MONMOUTH PLANTATION~


For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies;
For the love which from our birth,
Over and around us lies;
Lord of all,
to Thee we raise
This, our hymn
of grateful praise.


Folliott S. Pierpoint

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Monmouth Plantation.



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Menu at Monmouth Plantation

THANKSGIVING
DINNER BUFFET

Starters
Smoked Salmon and Southern Croustade
with whipped dill cream cheese and capers
Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Salad
Marinated Baby Green Bean Salad
Creole Potato Salad
Varnedoe House Salad
Fresh Fruit
with vanilla poppyseed dressing

Entrees
Root Beer & Cinnamon Glazed Smoked Ham
Carved Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus
Cajun Fried Turkey with Cranberry Chutney

Accompanying Dishes
Oyster Andouille Cornbread Dressing
Fresh Green Bean Casserole
topped with crispy onions
Broccoli and Rice Medley

Grand Finale
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
with praline sauce
Warm Peach Cobbler
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie
with whipped cream


Special wines available

by the glass or bottle
Thursday, November 25th

Two Seatings

11:30 AM or 2:00 PM

Adults $28 and Children $12


Tax & Gratuity Additional

*Ages 12 and under

Special Notice:

Out of resepect for

other patrons wishing to dine at times

guests failing to honor their reservation will be charged a $25

no-show fee.


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

MONMOUTH GOES PINK





Monmouth Plantation would like to extend a special complementary invitation to the Women breast cancer survivors in the Natchez area. Tuesday, November 9, 1:30-3:00 pm, Dr. Alice Chung, renowned breast cancer surgeon from the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center, will be conducting and educational session. Please join us and call Monmouth to reserve your place. 601.442.5852. Seating is limited to thirty-five guests. Please view press release below.




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Monmouth Goes Pink”

Although the month of October has been declared as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast cancer awareness and recognition of survivors is year round. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2010, there will be 1,970 new breast cancer cases diagnosed in women in Mississippi. It is also estimated that 470 women will die from breast cancer in Magnolia State.

The good news is that there are 2.5 million Breast Cancer Survivors living in the United States!

To celebrate and honor breast cancer survivors in Mississippi, November 8-10, 2010, “Monmouth Goes Pink” and will present a series of enrichment programs to invited guest. Ms. Lani Riches, a two time breast cancer survivor and owner of Monmouth Plantation, with her husband Mr. Ronnie Riches, had a dream of using Monmouth Plantation to “help and bless other women going through this journey.”

As a result of her dream, funding secured from the Central MS Steel Magnolias Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and in partnership with the Mississippi Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program at the Mississippi State Department of Health breast cancer survivors have been selected to attend the Women of Monmouth Educational Seminar November 8-10, 2010.

Women breast cancer survivors in the Natchez area are invited to attend an educational session conducted by the Dr. Alice Chung, renowned breast cancer surgeon from the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center, on Tuesday, November 9, at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm at Monmouth Plantation. Seating will be limited to thirty-five guests.

Alice Chung, M.D., is Assistant Director of the Breast Service and Assistant Director of the John Wayne Cancer Institute Breast Center. She is a Board-certified surgeon specializing in benign and malignant breast disease. Dr. Chung completed her breast fellowship training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She has had numerous publications in scholarly journals and has presented papers at annual meetings of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and other renowned professional organizations.

The causes of breast cancer are not known. However, there are risk factors that increase some women chances for developing breast cancer. There are many unknowns about breast cancer, but what is known is that the best protection against this disease is early detection. For more information about the seminar, please contact Monmouth Plantation at 1-800-828-4531.





Monmouth Plantation, Natchez, MS

Monday, November 01, 2010

MONMOUTH LOVES ROOSEVELT!

We are so honored here at Monmouth Plantation, to have Roosevelt Owens working here with us. Please enjoy the following story about Roosevelt in today's Natchez Democrat newspaper. He is such a special person :)
http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/news/2010/nov/01/taking-care-grandkids-joy-natchez-man/

Friday, October 29, 2010

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AT MONMOUTH

Monmouth is having a special Breast Cancer Educational Seminar, November 8. Women from all over the country are coming together. Monmouth would also like to extend an invitation to Breast Cancer Survivors of the Natchez Community to participate in the Tuesday afternoon session, 1:30-3:00, conducted by Dr. Alice Chung. Please see below for details or call Monmouth for more information. 601.442.5852


Public Service Announcement

“Monmouth goes Pink”


Although the month of October has been declared as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast cancer awareness and recognition of survivors is year round. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2010, there will be 1,970 new breast cancer cases diagnosed in women in Mississippi. It is also estimated that 470 women will die from breast cancer in Mississippi.

The good news is that there are 2.5 million Breast Cancer Survivors living in the United States!

On November 8-10, 2010, “Monmouth goes Pink” to celebrate breast cancer survivors in Mississippi. Ms. Lani Riches, owner of Monmouth Plantation with her husband Mr. Ronnie Riches and a two time breast cancer survivor, had a dream of using Monmouth Plantation to “help and bless other women going through this journey.” As a result of her dream, funding secured from the Central MS Steel Magnolias Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and in partnership with the Mississippi Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program at the Mississippi State Department of Health breast cancer survivors have been selected to attend the Women of Monmouth Educational Seminar November 8-10, 2010. Also, other breast cancer survivors in the Natchez area are invited to attend a session conducted by Dr. Alice Chung, renowned breast cancer surgeon from the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center, on Tuesday, November 9, at 1:30-3:00 pm at Monmouth Plantation.

The causes of breast cancer are not known. However, there are risk factors that increase some women chances for developing breast cancer. There are many unknowns about breast cancer, but what is known is that the best protection against this disease is early detection. For more information about the seminar, please contact Monmouth Plantation at 1-800-828-4531.

Friday, October 22, 2010

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION!

Join us at Monmouth this weekend for Sunday Brunch, 11a.m.-2p.m. It will be just what you need after spending Saturday night at the Longwood Halloween Carnival (Saturday 4p.m.-8p.m. on The Historic Grounds of Longwood)
http://1818.monmouthplantation.com/

Monday, October 18, 2010

LONGWOOD HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL!


It's that time again! The Longwood Halloween Carnival! This great event will take place this Saturday, 10/23 starting at 4:00 p.m. There's fun, food, games, a haunted house, hayride, sports pub...something for everyone! All proceeds benefit Longwood for Historic Preservation and Restoration. Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 15, 2010

DINING FOR BALLOON RACES!


COME TO NATCHEZ FOR BALLOON RACES! We have availability at The Historic Chef's Table, Our 1818 Restaurant and don't forget Sunday Brunch (11am-2pm) Call 601.442.5852 for reservations :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

BALLOON RACE WEEKEND!

Join us at Monmouth Plantation this weekend for The Balloon Race Festival! More rooms may become available and Our Restaurants are always FABULOUS! There is something for everyone at Monmouth Plantation. Call 601.442.5852 for reservations.
http://www.natchezballoonrace.com/schedule.htm

Monday, October 11, 2010

REMEMBERING MARGUERITE C. GUERCIO

Monmouth Plantation is remembering Ms. Marguerite C. Guercio on this beautiful day. Marguerite was such a lovely, special lady. For many years she served as an ambassador, hostess, and smiling face at Monmouth Plantation. We will miss her terribly. God bless you, Marguerite. Rest in peace, sweet friend.

Friday, October 08, 2010

DINE WITH US AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION~

Monmouth Plantation may be booked for Balloon Race Weekend, but our restaurants still have availability. Join us at one of our three dining options here at Monmouth Plantation...The Historic Chef's Table, Our delicious 1818 Restaurant or for a lighter fare menu, The Quitman Lounge and Study. Call (601)442.5852 for more information and reservations.
http://1818.monmouthplantation.com/

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

WHAT LOVELY WEATHER WE'RE HAVING!


Monmouth Plantation is loving this beautiful weather! Join us at Monmouth for a relaxing stay, fine dining or a peaceful stroll. (601)442.5852 for more information and reservations.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

“Every Southern gene in my body stood at attention. The real South.”

Such kind words from another delightful guest. Thanks Zeke. We enjoyed having you and look forward to your return.
Join us at Monmouth Plantation for a relaxing stay, delicious meal or special event. Please call 601.442.5852 for more information.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60910-d78698-r80837347-Monmouth_Plantation-Natchez_Mississippi.html

Monday, September 20, 2010

HURRY! MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR BALLOON RACE BEFORE ROOMS ARE GONE!

Make plans to come see us for the Greater Mississippi River Balloon Race Festival. Monmouth Plantation has a few rooms still available. Hurry and make your reservation before it is too late! (601)442.5852 or call toll free 1.800.828.4531
http://www.natchezballoonrace.com/

Thursday, September 16, 2010

ALL TOYS 40% OFF AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION GIFT SHOP!!!


All TOYS 40% OFF at Monmouth Plantation Gift Shop! We are clearing out for Fall Pilgrimage and the Holidays. It is a great time to stock up for Christmas! Monmouth Plantation Gift Shop is open EVERYDAY, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and there is ALWAYS A PLACE TO PARK! Call 601-442-5852 for phone shopping or for other information.

Monday, September 13, 2010

YOU WILL FIND EVERYTHING AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION...


Join us at Monmouth Plantation for relaxation, for fine dining, for its beauty...

Call 601.442.5852 for reservations.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

ANTIQUES FORUM IN NATCHEZ!

Don't miss the The Natchez Antiques Forum, Thursday, September 9-Saturday, September 11. Monmouth is offering special room rates. $139 for Deluxe Rooms and $189 for Deluxe Suites. Stay at Monmouth Plantation, where antiques are at your fingertips! (601)442.5852 for reservations.
http://http://www.antiquesnatchez.com/

Thursday, September 02, 2010

NATCHEZ ANTIQUES FORUM 9/9-9/11!


Don't miss the Natchez Antiques Forum, Thursday, September 9-Saturday, September 11. Monmouth is offering special room rates. $139 for Deluxe Rooms and $189 for Deluxe Suites. Stay at Monmouth Plantation, where antiques are at your fingertips!
(601)442.5852 for reservations...
Just say, "We're coming to the forum!"
http://www.antiquesnatchez.com/

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SPECIAL LABOR DAY SATURDAY MENU!




Join us at Monmouth Plantation this Labor Day Saturday for a Special Barbecue Menu. Chef Scott will prepare all-you-can-eat Barbeque Boxes for dining in. Join us for the ultimate casual dining experience or order a to-go plate to take home and enjoy! Call us (601)442-5852. See below the scrumptious menu~

FALL KICK-OFF BBQ MENU

Saturday, September 4
Eat In or Take Out

Smoked baby back ribs with sweet onion BBQ sauce
Slow smoked beef brisket with spicy peach BBQ sauce
BBQ chicken
Grilled sausage
Sweet and spicy coleslaw
Creole potato salad
Summer sweet corn on the cob
Creole baked beans
Peach cobbler
$19.00 per person for the all-you-can-eat BBQ Boxes
$12.00 per person for a to-go plate
Call (601)442-5852 to make arrangements to join us for the BBQ,
or pre-order your to-go plate
All-you-can-eat BBQ Boxes served 6:00-8:00 p.m.
To-go orders may be picked up 5:00-6:30 p.m.

*Monmouth's Historic Chef's Table and the delicious 1818 Restaurant
will continue to serve as normally scheduled

Friday, August 27, 2010

JOIN US FOR DINNER OR BRUNCH!

http://1818.monmouthplantation.com/
Join us this weekend for dinner or Sunday brunch. We would love to see you there. (601)442.5852 for reservations or more information.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

LABOR DAY AND MORE!


We here at Monmouth Plantation think it sounds like a great time to visit New Orleans and then come up to visit Natchez! A few rooms are still available Labor Day weekend. Join us, along with Chef Scott for special menus and SEC football. 601.442.5852 for reservations.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE FOR LABOR DAY WEENEND!

‎...there are still a few rooms and suites available Labor Day Weekend at Monmouth Plantation. Please join us! Chef Scott is working on a special menu for SEC Football! Call 601.442.5852 for reservations :)
http://www.monmouthplantation.com/

Thursday, August 19, 2010

UNITED WAY JAMBALAYA COOK-OFF!

Don't miss Monmouth's Chef Scott Varnedoe at the 6th Annual United Way Jambalaya Cook-off, tomorrow, August 20, 11a.m.-2p.m. at the Natchez Convention Center. Hope to see you there :)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Way-of-the-Greater-Miss-Lou/127612347279202?ref=mfhttp://

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WEEKDAY SUMMER SPECIAL RATE!

Monmouth Plantation still has some Summer Special Rates available~$125 for one of our beautiful deluxe rooms. Summer is almost over, so hurry and join us! (601)442-5852 for reservations.

Friday, August 13, 2010

RECOGNITION FROM THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION!

We just discovered a terrific feature about Chef Scott and his team, on the James Beard Facebook page. What an incredible honor to be recognized and now complimented, by the James Beard Foundation. Well done everybody! We are sooooooo proud!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Beard/201755557239?ref=ts&v=wall#!/album.php?aid=200608&id=201755557239&ref=mf

Thursday, August 05, 2010

POETRY IN MOTION :)

More James Beard...OUTSTANDING! We are so proud of Chef Scott and his team. Join us for dinner at the incredible Chef's Table or our delicious 1818 Restaurant. Reservations are encouraged (601)442.5852
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpY1iIap6iA

Monday, August 02, 2010

SALE AT MONMOUTH GIFT SHOP!!


Monmouth Plantation Gift Shop is having a 25% off sale this week. Our toy section has a special sale of 25% off, plus an additional 10% for all teachers. Floor puzzles~buy 2; get a 3rd free! Perfect for Back to School and freshening up classrooms! Call 601.442.5852 for more information. Thanks, Melanie :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Due to popular demand, Monmouth Plantation has increased seating at "An Invitation to the Natchez Table", this Saturday night at 6:30 pm, sponsored by Monmouth Plantation and The Natchez Food & Wine Festival. Please call 800.647.6742 or 601.446.6631 for tickets @ $85.

Monday, July 26, 2010

GOOD LUCK AT JAMES BEARD! :)


BON VOYAGE, CHEF SCOTT AND ADRIAN at the James Beard House in New York! We will miss you, but know you will knock 'em dead with your delicious dinner creations!
http://jamesbeard.org/?q=node%2F2209

Saturday, July 17, 2010

NATCHEZ FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL!

Monmouth Plantation is looking forward to the Natchez Food and Wine Festival. It is always one of the most fun events in Natchez year after year.
There are a few rooms still available at Monmouth Plantation. Call 601.442.5852 for reservations.
*Don't forget Sunday Brunch every Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
http://natchezfoodandwinefest.com/

Saturday, July 10, 2010

WIN SUNDAY BRUNCH FOR TWO!

This is the last day to enter our contest ~ Sunday Brunch for Two! Please send all of your entries to monmouthcontest@hotmail.com Good Luck!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

KIND WORDS FROM WONDERFUL GUESTS


My family and I are still feeling the glow of wonderful Monmouth! We visited in June and it was extraordinary!
Lani and Ron Riches have created not only a five star hotel (which is no easy feat on its own), but they have worked tirelessly to ensure that this house that belonged to General John A. Quitman, former governor of Mississippi, is also included on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. If you are a history buff, you’re going to love this hotel with its attention to detail – portraits, letters, and antique artifacts. Had Quitman survived past 1858, there is evidence that his popularity and political acumen could have edged out Jefferson Davis as the first president of the Confederacy. You just breathe in the fragrance of the history here. And you can do so while sipping a freezing mint julep in a silver cup either in the secluded Quitman Study or in the company of the other friendly guests, eating from an inspired Southern menu that has caught the notice of the James Beard House in New York, strolling around the gardens and lake, and then sinking back into a plush pompom canopied bed at night with the softest of linens. (For those who need to stay plugged in, the WiFi worked flawlessly from the rocker on our porch.)
The staff, some of whom have been working at Monmouth for over 20 years, are so very welcoming and accommodating. During the day, our boys, 11 year old twins, went fishing with the poles provided by the guide and caught a number of fine fish. In the evening, they dined on their own in the main-house parlor while we took our time with the full five course tasting meal in the dining room. Dinner was delicious with a choice of wines with each course: crisp hot rolls (as though they had been fried ever so delicately), a crayfish bisque, a baby spinach saladwith blue cheese, a little mango sorbet interlude, exquisitely cooked filet for my husband and cinnamon glazed duck breast for me, and to top it off - a chocolate mousse parfait.
Breakfast kept us fueled with hearty eggs, perfect buttery biscuits, sausage, bacon, and grits that could make even a Yankee ask for seconds.
Monmouth is a very special place and the Riches’s hospitality sees to it that every guest feels pampered, right down to the lovely talcum powder in a vintage pewter bottle in the bathroom. June is warm, but with Spanish moss dripping from the large trees and frogs croaking and crickets chirping, it was mesmerizing. Ladies, you could become “soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum,” but it is sixty years later and your hosts at Monmouth have the air-conditioning and iced tea just right.
-Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys
Brooklyn, New York

Monday, July 05, 2010

WIN SUNDAY BRUNCH FOR TWO AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION!

Hi Everyone! Make sure to enter our new contest~Sunday Brunch for Two! Please send all entries to monmouthcontest@hotmail.com

Check out our website for more information or call us ~ 601.442.5852 http://1818.monmouthplantation.com/

Thursday, July 01, 2010

CHEF SCOTT IN COUNTRY ROADS MAGAZINE

http://countryroadsmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2340:chef-scott-varnedoe-honored&catid=41:cuisine&Itemid=59
Check out the latest issue of Country Road Magazine! Once again a great article on Chef Scott. Come dine with us at Monmouth's 1818 Resaurant and don't forget about Sunday Brunch. Delicious! Call 601.442.5852 for reservations.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

WIN DINNER FOR TWO AT MONMOUTH'S 1818 RESTAURANT!!!

This is the last day for contest entries. Don't miss out on winning a delicious dinner for two created by fabulous chef Scott. Send all entries to monmouthcontest@hotmail.com.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

MANY DINING CHOICES AT MONMOUTH'S 1818!!!

Be our next contest winner of Dinner for Two at Monmouth's 1818 Restaurant. Send all entries to monmouthcontest@hotmail.com
Also, don't forget Sunday Brunch at Monmouth every week 11-2:00 p.m. Call 601.442.5852 for reservations.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

QUITMAN FAMILY DESCENDANTS ADMIRE GIFT OF HIGH HONOR


What a great day we have had at Monmouth Plantation today. Lexy Lovell and her family from New York City are with us at Monmouth to explore her family roots. Lexy is a descendant of J. Antonia Quitman Lovell, one of the daughters of General John Anthony Quitman. John Anthony Quitman was one of the first owners of Monmouth Plantation. He went on to become Governor of Mississippi twice, a member of the U.S. Congress and instrumental in the Mexican American War. John A. Quitman received a sword from President Polk and Congress for his valor in the Mexican American War. Read more about its history and enjoy the pictures of Lexy and her family as they view this historical artifact while on vacation in Natchez, Mississippi.

On March 2, 1847, Quitman received one of only fourteen swords ever awarded by resolution of Congress, "in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his gallantry and good conduct in storming Monterrey."
http://www.natchezcitycemetery.com/webpage.cfm?content=content&id=78

More photos can be seen on Monmouth's Facebook page

Monday, June 14, 2010

WIN DINNER FOR TWO AT MONMOUTH'S 1818 RESTAURANT!!!


We are starting something new at Monmouth Plantation~Each week we are going to post a contest. Send your name, address, email address and other contact info to monmouthcontest@hotmail.com From the entries we will have a drawing and the lucky winner will receive a special treat from Monmouth Plantation. This week's prize is dinner for two at our delicious 1818 restaurant. Good Luck!
*(prizes do not include gratuity or beverages)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

KIND WORDS FROM THE HACKETT-THOMAS WEDDING :)


My husband, Tom and I were married at Monmouth two weeks ago. The staff was amazing, the weddding was beautiful, and it was more than I ever dreamed of. Chef Scott's food was amazing and my family is still raving about how it was the best food they have ever eaten. Thank you Monmouth for making my wedding a day I will always treasure and we can't wait to come back for our anniversaries!!~kind words from Kristi Hackett Thomas

Friday, June 11, 2010

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION GIFT SHOP!


Now there really is something for everyone at Monmouth Plantation Gift Shop. Please come and shop with us for those summertime birthday parties. We are open EVERYDAY until 8pm and there is always a place to park. Call 601.442.5852 and we will have your gift wrapped and ready to go!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

GLOWING REVIEW FROM www.iloveinns.com :)

Monmouth has the most wonderful clients in the WORLD!!!
My wife and I had the privilege of staying at Monmouth plantation and I must say
it was truly magnificent! The grounds are beautiful and the home is a true
historic treasure. You can dream of days gone by when life was a little more
simple and grand while relaxing on a porch or in your cozy room. We were so
impressed by Monmouth that we are counting the days until we can return to this
romantic and most beautiful bed and breakfast

Thursday, June 03, 2010

PRE-THEATRE DINING AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION


Don't miss The King and I at the Natchez Little Theatre this weekend. Join us for an early dinner at Monmouth's 1818 restaurant or a quick bite from our Quitman Lounge and Study before the show. Dinner seatings available at 5:30. (601)442-5852.
http://www.natchezlittletheatre.org/

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

WOW! Weddings at Monmouth...absolutely beautiful!


Monmouth is the perfect place for a wedding. The grounds are exquisite, the accommodations are luxurious and the food is prepared by our award winning chef, Scott Varnedoe. Scott was recently recognized by the James Beard House in New York and has been invited to prepare a delicious southern meal for them. Way to go Scott!
Contact our wedding and events coordinator, Carol Jones to help in planning the party of your dreams. (601)442-5852

Friday, May 28, 2010

READ ALL ABOUT IT!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2010
Contact:
Stacey Norwood
Norwizzle, LLC
Stacey@norwizzled.com
205.420.1739
Monmouth Plantation Executive Chef Scott Varnedoe Invited To James Beard House
Award-winning Chef Scott Varnedoe will prepare an Antebellum Luxury Dinner on Wednesday, July 28,
2010, at the historic James Beard House in New York City. Chef Varnedoe has prepared a five-course tasting
menu for the event in his signature “Upscale Down-South” culinary style. It is Chef Varnedoe’s first invitation
to man the famous kitchen in the house named for the late culinary master, James Beard. Considered one of
the most influential culinary lights in American history, Beard was crowned the “Dean of American Cookery” in
1954 by the New York Times and influenced countless chefs throughout his stellar career.
Chef Varnedoe’s Beard House debut commences on Wednesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. He will begin the
dinner with a trio of succulent hors d’ouevres, including Mini Crawfish and Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese
Sandwiches, Rabbit, Foie Gras and Wild Mushroom Sliders, and Mini Oyster BLTs. The seated tasting menu will
be served at 8 p.m., and the dinner concludes at 10 p.m. with White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bananas
Foster Whipped Praline Cream, Cinnamon Brown Butter Powder, Bruléed Bananas, Pecan Tuile, and Mint Gelee.
All proceeds from the event will directly fund The James Beard Foundation, a national not-forprofit
organization dedicated to furthering the practice, preservation, and appreciation of the culinary arts
in America. The Foundation’s outreach includes sponsorship of various programs, such as educational
workshops, culinary scholarships and seminars.
Chef Varnedoe considers this invitation a defining moment in his career. “It’s just such an enormous
honor to be invited. I’ll have the opportunity to cook on the same stoves as some of the finest chefs not only
in this country, but in the entire world,” he says. “To cook in that kitchen is every American chef’s dream, and
I’m humbled to be asked.”
Raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it was Scott’s parents, both accomplished cooks, who first
introduced him to the kitchen arts. Among other influences, he lists his brother Todd, chef-owner of Le
Bouche Creole in Cornwall, England, and renowned Chef John Folse, who served as one of Scott’s first
professional mentors at White Oak Plantation in Baton Rouge.
As a competitive chef, Scott has won numerous awards, including Best of Show in 2008 and 2009
Acadiana Culinary Classic of Lafayette; 2008 Baton Rouge Culinary Classic (Bronze - Pork); 2008 and 2007
Natchez Food and Wine Festival Chef’s Showcase (1st Place and People’s Choice); and the 2007 Baton Rouge
Culinary Classic (Silver - Poultry, Soup, and Louisiana Nouvelle Bronze - Seafood). He has also been tapped by
Bon Appetit magazine as one of the top five chefs in New Orleans.
Since taking the helm of 1818 Restaurant at Monmouth Plantation in 2009, Scott has revamped the dinner
menu, added daily casual dining options, a weekly Plantation Sunday Brunch, and a seasonal Chef’s Table Menu.
”This is such an exciting opportunity for Monmouth as well as for Scott, and we are all so honored by
the invitation,” says Lani Riches, who co-owns Monmouth with her husband, Ronnie Riches.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MANY DINING OPTIONS AT MONMOUTH!!!


Did you know, Monmouth has SEVERAL dining options? We have the wildly popular Chef's table served in the main dining room, our delicious a la carte 1818 Restaurant in the double parlor, a lighter fare menu in the Quitman Lounge and Study and a fantastic Sunday brunch! Please call 601.442.5852 for more information

Friday, May 14, 2010

QUICK BITE BEFORE LA MANCHA

Don't miss The Natchez Festival of Music and the production of "Man of La Mancha" , Saturday night. Pop into the Quitman Lounge and Study at Monmouth for a quick bite before the show. It is going to be a great night!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

THE NATCHEZ FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

There is always something going on in Natchez. Join us for The Natchez Festival of Music. It is a wonderful experience.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

CHEF SCOTT TO PRESENT A DINNER FOR THE JBF


CONGRATULATIONS to our star chef Scott Varnedoe, who was just asked to present a dinner at the James Beard Foundation in NYC. More details to come...for now, a round of much-deserved applause!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS CHEF SCOTT

CONGRATULATIONS to our star chef Scott Varnedoe, who was just asked to present a dinner at the James Beard Foundation in NYC. More details to come...for now, a round of much-deserved applause!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH :)

Join us for Mother's Day Brunch, Sunday, May 9, 11-2:00 p.m. Our Award Winning Chef, Scott Varnedoe has created a delicious menu for the entire family. Please call (601)442-5852 for reservations. Hope to see you there.

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet


Sippers

Peach Bellinis

Magnolia Mimosas

Authentic New Orleans Brandy Milk Punch

Bloody Marys



Savory Starters

Artisanal Fruit and Cheese Display

Cajun Smoked Salmon Display served with dilled creamed goat cheese, capers, red onion, chopped boiled eggs and creole mustard

Salad of mixed greens, pecans, blue cheese, spicy croutons,dressed with applewood smoked bacon balsamic vinaigrette

Wild Mushroom Bisque

Barbecue Shrimp over Gouda-Drenched Grits



Main-Course Entrees

Herb and Peppercorn Crusted, Garlic-Studded Beef Steamship Round, carved by a uniformed chef, and served with a horseradish crema and natural jus

Jambalaya Risotto with Grilled Chicken and a creole cream sauce

Roasted Garlic, Basil, and Spinach Stuffed Leg of Lamb, served with a mint demi glace

Bacon-Stewed Collard Greens

Steens and Coca-Cola Glazed Country Ham

Ham-Hock Smothered White Beans

Yukon Gold and Roasted Shallot Mashed Potatoes



Decadent Desserts

Cream Cheese Blintz topped with Banana's Foster sauce

White Chocolate Bread Pudding with praline sauce



Special Buffet Items for Little Ones

Succulent Chicken Tenders

Miniature Pizzas

Corn Dogs and Pommes Frites

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese





Seatings are from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call 601.442.5852 for reservations

Cost is $32.00 per adult excluding tax and gratuity

$13.00 for children (ages 7-13) excluding tax and gratuity

$8.00 for child's buffet (ages 6 and under)

Monday, April 19, 2010


~Where else on the face of this Earth can you enjoy a beautiful wedding and in your spare time, catch 11 fish? Thanks for sharing your photos, Mr. Calvit. We loved having you.

Monday, April 12, 2010

BEAUTIFUL MONMOUTH :)


Jim and Linda from Monroe were taking a stroll of the grounds at Monmouth. Linda turns to Jim and says, "Jim, have we died? Are we in heaven?" Thanks Linda and Jim for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here with us at Monmouth.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CHILDREN'S EASTER MENU :)


...mini pizzas, chicken tenders, mac and cheese...No! It's not the new Chef's Table Menu. It's our special Kid's Buffet for Easter Brunch. Monmouth is a great place for Children for Easter...We have their special menu, Easter egg hunt and Easter pictures~Fun for kids while parents enjoy. Call 601.442.5852 for reservations.
http://monmouthplantationnatchez.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-brunch-buffet_28.html

Monday, March 29, 2010

NATCHEZ LITTLE THEATER

~Celebrating 77 years, Natchez Little Theater is the oldest on The Mississippi. Don't miss the production of "Southern Exposure" during our Spring Pilgrimage!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET :)




Check out our Easter Brunch Buffet Menu served Easter Sunday, seatings are at 11:00 and 2:00, April 4, 2010. We will also have a special buffet for children and an Easter egg hunt at 12:30. Call 601-442-5852 for reservations

Easter Brunch Buffet



Assorted and Domestic Fruit and Cheese Display
served with Crackers and Accompanying Condiments

Pastrami Cajun Smoked Salmon Display
served with Dilled Whipped Cream Cheese, Capers, Red Onion, Boiled Chopped Eggs
and Creole spiced Croustades

Crab, Artichoke, Spinach and Smoked Gouda Dip with Crackers and Croustades

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Wild Mushroom Scallop Bisque

New Orleans House Salad

Ponchatoula Strawberry Salad

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing and Blue Cheese

Stewed Shrimp and Smoked Gouda Grits served with Garlic French Bread

Herb and Peppercorn Crusted Beef Prime Rib
served with Brandy demi jus and Horseradish Crema

Roasted Garlic, Basil and Spinach Stuffed Leg of Lamb served with Mint demi glace

Blackened Redfish topped with Tomato, Olive, Caper Tapenade

Stewed Collards

Whipped Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Steens and Coca-Cola Glazed Easter Ham with Pineapple Steens Sauce

White Chocolate Bread Pudding
with Bananas Foster Sauce and Mint Julep Whipped Cream


$30.00 per person not including alcoholic beverages, tax or gratuity

$10.00 per child for their very own buffet

Saturday, March 27, 2010

EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET :)

Check out our Easter Brunch Buffet Menu served Easter Sunday 10:00-2:00, April 4, 2010. Call 601-442-5852 for reservations

Easter Brunch Buffet



Assorted and Domestic Fruit and Cheese Display
served with Crackers and Accompanying Condiments

Pastrami Cajun Smoked Salmon Display
served with Dilled Whipped Cream Cheese, Capers, Red Onion, Boiled Chopped Eggs
and Creole spiced Crustads

Crab, Artichoke, Spinach and Smoked Gouda Dip with Crackers and Crustads

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Wild Mushroom Scallop Bisque

New Orleans House Salad

Ponchatoula Strawberry Salad

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing and Blue Cheese

Stewed Shrimp and Smoked Gouda Grits served with Garlic French Bread

Herb and Peppercorn Crusted Beef Prime Rib
served with Brandy demi jus and Horseradish Crema

Roasted Garlic, Basil and Spinach Stuffed Leg of Lamb served with Mint demi glace

Blackened Redfish topped with Tomato, Olive, Caper Tapenade

Stewed Collards

Whipped Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Steens and Coca-Cola Glazed Easter Ham with Pineapple Steens Sauce

White Chocolate Bread Pudding
with Bananas Foster Sauce and Mint Julep Whipped Cream


$30.00 per person not including alcoholic beverages, tax or gratuity

$10.00 per child for their very own buffet

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ANOTHER SATISFIED CUSTOMER :)

Our Clients say the nicest things :) Please read the following sweet note sent to us by Carolyn Denman of Houston, TX. Thanks Carolyn and hurry back soon!

January 29, 2010

Dear Mrs. Riches,

I just returned to Houston from another glorious visit to Monmouth. The three friends who traveled with me loved every second of their trip and are already planning to return with their families.

Your staff is even better than the accommodations! Carol is so helpful and feels like an old friend. We were ready to adopt and kidnap Spencer and I loved seeing Hal again. Carlton and Martha took such good care of us as did Roosevelt. And that precious Mary makes the best grits Ive ever eaten! Melanie was a super guide.

Thank you for your commitment to our history and for sharing it with us! We’ll be back soon!

Sincerely,

Carolyn Denman
Houston, TX

Monday, March 22, 2010

Natchez Experience

Hope to see y'all soon. Spring Pilgrimage is in full swing!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Springtime in Natchez


Springtime is the perfect time to see Natchez at its best. Hurry and come see us soon! http://www.visitnatchez.com/

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Join us at Monmouth for brunch on Sunday, 10:30a.m.-2:30p.m. Call (601)442-5852 for information. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

EARLY DINNER AT MONMOUTH! :)

Good Morning Facebook Friends! Just a reminder that The Natchez Historic Tableaux takes place tonight at 8:00 p.m. Join us at Monmouth Plantation in our 1818 Restaurant or in the Quitman Lounge and Study for an early dinner before the show. Call (601)442-5852 for more information. Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 08, 2010

BOOK SIGNING AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION-DON'T FORGET!

Monmouth Plantation book signing, Saturday, March 13, 2-4 p.m. "Sweet By and By" by Mississippi Author, Ramona Bridges. Info(601)442-5859

Friday, March 05, 2010

SWEET BY AND BY, BY RAMONA BRIDGES AT MONMOUTH PLANTATION

Monmouth Plantation will be hosting a book signing, Saturday, March 13, 2-4 p.m. for Sweet By and By, by Mississippi author, Ramona Bridges. A portion of the book is set at Monmouth. This will be a great time to come with your friends or you book club. Please call (601)442-5852 for more information.

EARLY DINNER AT MONMOUTH! :)

T.G.I.F. Facebook Friends! The weekend begins and so does The Natchez Historic Tableaux and Southern Exposure at The Natchez Little Theatre. Joins us at Monmouth's 1818 Restaurant or in The Quitman Lounge and Study for an early dinner before the show. Call (601)442.5852 for reservations.

WE LOVE OUR GUESTS, AND THEY LOVE US TOO :)

Look what our nice clients had to say!!! :)

Brian and I are going crazy!! It has been 2 months since we came to Monmouth.

I just started a new job and am back in the car business. I get a Saturday off each month and as soon as I know which Sat. I will be off...I'm calling you and making a reservation!

2 months is too long without a visit to Monmouth.

GEAUX SAINTS!!

Brian and Christy

Thursday, March 04, 2010

DINNER AT MONMOUTH BEFORE THE HISTORIC NATCHEZ TABLEAUX!

Good Morning Facebook Friends...Wow! Things are getting busy around here at Monmouth. We are so excited about Spring Pilgrimage! This weekend The Natchez Historic Tableaux is inviting all local Natchezians to the City Auditorium for free performances. Show times begin at 8:00 p.m. Join us in our 1818 Restaurant or in The Quitman Lounge and Study for a bite to eat before the show. Call (601)442-5852 for reservations or visit www.monmouthplantation.com for more information.
For information re: The Natchez Pilgrimage and The Natchez Historic Tableaux visit www.natchezpilgrimage.com

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day Wishes from Monmouth Plantation

A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn't put there to stay -
Love isn't love
'Til you give it away.
~Oscar Hammerstein



Dear Friends,

It was 32 years ago this Valentine's Day that Monmouth Plantation first became a wish come true for the Riches family in the heart of Natchez, Mississippi. Over the course of more than three decades now, it has been our loving privilege to welcome so many of you into our hearts and Monmouth's doors. You have shared so many of your greatest life moments with us - engagements, weddings, romantic escapes, candlelight dinners, and more. All have been woven into the tapestry of Monmouth's legacy, and so we felt is especially fitting to reach out to you on this special day.

This Valentine's Day, we would like to simply say thank you to all of those who have supported and loved us over time, and to express our great love and gratitude for each and every one of you in return. Here's to many more years to come, and more memories to make and to share together with all of you at Monmouth Plantation, where you will always be welcomed with open arms and loving hearts.

Much Love,
Ronnie & Lani Riches

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Our Guets Say the Nicest Things...

"Spent two nights at Monmouth last month and have nothing but good things to say about the experience. The staff and service there was outstanding.
Wonderful epxerience and I highly recommend it for a visit to Natchez. Don't miss the great breakfast and try the chef's table at dinner. It was superb."


Bighraider - Houston, TX
Date of stay: November 2009

Review as posted on TripAdvisor.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Spring Pilgrimage - 3/6-4/10

Spring Pilgrimage in Natchez is March 6 – April 10, 2010!

“Since 1932 people from all over the world have been coming to Spring Pilgrimage in Natchez, where Native American, African American, and European cultures blended to make this oldest continuous settlement on the Mississippi River one of the most unique towns in America” –Natchez Pilgrimage Tours (www.NatchezPilgrimage.com)

Spring Pilgrimage is a great time to be in Historic Natchez, Mississippi. There are more than 25 antebellum homes open for tour and many other special productions throughout the city.


Room reservations are still available at Monmouth, but are going quickly. Make plans to come to pilgrimage and make your reservation today! Call 601.442.5852 or 800.828.4531 for reservations.

MonmouthPlantation.com for online bookings

Monday, January 11, 2010

Dining at The Quitman Lounge

The Food & Beverage team at Monmouth Plantation just released a new menu for The Quitman Study.

The Study menu will be available nightly to order from the study, lounge, courtyard or even guest rooms. Dining in the study is casual and delicious. Take a look at our menu, and feel free to drop by for yummy drinks & dishes!

Click for The Quitman Study Menu!


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