1818 is located in the parlors of Monmouth Plantation and offers an ala carte menu to its patrons. Guests staying at the Inn primarily dine in the main dining room where a fixed menu with three entrees are available as part of a five course meal. Both dining setups are serviced by the same kitchen by the skilled hands of Chef Scott Varnadoe. Scott’s early exposure to food and cooking came through his parents, both accomplished cooks, and influential on Scott and his brother, Todd, an executive chef in Cornwall, England. It was in Baton Rouge, at White Oak Plantation, that Chef Varnedoe learned the basics of managing a kitchen under one of his role models, Chef John Folse. The menu of 1818 offers an array of entrees which include duck, beef, and seafood, and each is served with Scott’s signature sauces and personal flair. Reservations are not necessary, but it never hurts to call just in case they may be booked for a private party or reception.