County Seat Restaurant: Mississippi Farm to Table [Town of Livingston]

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Farm to table restaurants (restaurants who source their food as locally as possible) are starting to appear in the state of Mississippi, and I can’t be more thrilled. County Seat Restaurant is one of the Jackson, MS area’s own pioneers for this sustainable way of dining. Last week, we had our chance to dine at the Chef’s Table and experience up close the passion behind Chef Jeremy Enfinger’s mission.

County Seat Restaurant - new farm to table dining in Madison County (Town of Livingston, MS)County Seat is a brand spankin’ new restaurant in the Town of Livingston, a new development here in Madison County.  Planned for development in different phases, the town square currently includes two restaurants, a cooking school, gas station, mercantile store, a barbershop, an office building and a sweet shoppe.  The Thursday night farmer’s market is my family’s favorite summer spot to gather for sweets, eats, and water slide fun.

Ben and I were immediately impressed upon arriving at the County Seat (named after the town’s history of being Madison County’s first county seat).  Parking was easy, and we were welcomed at the door with a warm smile and enthusiastic greeting.

County Seat Restaurant - new farm to table dining in Madison County (Town of Livingston, MS)After entering through the doors, my breath was taken away with the beauty of the interior decorating!  Since Ben is such a woodworking man, he was quite in awe, too, with the reclaimed wood tables and chairs, the barn doors lining the private party room, and the industrial lighting.

County Seat Restaurant - new farm to table dining in Madison County (Town of Livingston, MS)To the right, you could enter the bar area and stay around for a craft beer, or choose to sit at one of the community style tables.

County Seat Restaurant - new farm to table dining in Madison County (Town of Livingston, MS)After taking a quick tour, we were seated at a long farm table set up for the evening, right in front of the open show kitchen.

County Seat Restaurant - new farm to table dining in Madison County (Town of Livingston, MS)On a regular evening, I definitely would have chosen this same side of the restaurant, to enjoy watching the food fired up on the grill, in one of those beautiful high back booths.  But, really, each area of seating is a dining experience.  I didn’t manage to snatch a photo, but there is also outdoor patio seating overlooking the beautiful land of Livingston, so you can catch a glimpse of the sunset over dinner.

County Seat Restaurant - new farm to table dining in Madison County (Town of Livingston, MS)

Speaking of dinner, let’s talk about the food Chef Jeremy served us that night.  We were able to sample a portion of the restaurant’s dinner menu.  Loving it all, my favorites included the blue crab gratin, pickled red onion rings, bluefin tuna, and the sweet potato soufflé.  Ben and I actually couldn’t get enough of that sweet potato soufflé.

County Seat Restaurant - new farm to table dining in Madison County (Town of Livingston, MS) Chef Jeremy EnfingerChef Jeremy and his wife were very gracious hosts, stopping often to our table to explain the dishes, the history behind the restaurant, the equipment (make notice of the grill when you visit!) while getting to know us, further revealing the passion involved.  I love that they believe in my same blog concept of experience joy and community while “seated at the table.”

Thank you, Chef Jeremy, for inviting us to be guests at your table.  We’ll be back on our own while looking forward to tasting the rest of your menu and making new friends at your community table!

County Seat Restaurant
115 Livingston Church Rd.
Flora, MS 39071

Disclosure:  We were neither compensated nor asked to write this post.  Chef Jeremy Enfinger hosted our dinner at the County Seat Restaurant in which we decided to share our experience with you.  All opinions are our own.  

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Comments

  1. I can’t wait to go here! It looks amazing, and I’ve heard awesome things about it. Maybe we will head there for our anniversary next month!

    • Nikki Gladd says:

      Perfect spot for an anniversary dinner! Then walk across the street to The Sweet Shoppe for a gourmet ice cream cone! 🙂

  2. Heather Gladd says:

    I love that huge table and chairs!!!! Next time we cone to visit let’s go there!

  3. Can’t wait to try it!! We love the Livingston Farmer’s market and The Gathering. We will now be making plans to go to County Seat!

    • Nikki Gladd says:

      Loving the whole Town of Livingston and can’t wait to see what else they have in store! 🙂 Thanks, Corrie!

  4. Jennifer says:

    We love checking out new restaurants and the atmosphere of this one is so cool! The food looks delicious-thanks for letting us know about it! Can’t wait to try it!

  5. It looks like a really lovely place to eat in, so glad we have a restaurant like this on our doorstep!

  6. Sue Gladd says:

    This is a gorgeous place! Let’s go there next week!!!

  7. LOOks lovely…when I come and visit you someday will you take me there??!! pretty paleeeze?!

  8. Sue Knapp says:

    Ooooooo,,,,,, I am ready to go. I love to try new places and it look so good.

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