March 2014 

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens


 Is it the Luck of the Irish?



Have you ever actually found the end of a rainbow? Legend has it that at the end of every rainbow sits a leprechaun, hammering on a shoe, who will reveal the whereabouts of a crock of gold. Well, we found him. And while strolling through the gardens at Houmas House, if you look closely you too will see him tucked away behind the foliage.

Perhaps this little imp is responsible for the cash cow crop called "White Gold" that was harvested on the plantation's land in the 19th Century - Sugar as it's most commonly called today. Or maybe he's to thank for all the feelings of good luck visitors feel when they trip upon Houmas House while driving down winding River Road. He's possibly the reason each dining experience is unforgettable, each wedding is a dream come true, and every tour is magical. We like to think he brings good fortune to all who visit him.

So, is the end of the rainbow here at Houmas House? There's only one way to find out. You'll have to see for yourself.





 We March to a Different Beat 

As Seen by Princess Grace



What is the first thing you remember about your last visit to Houmas House? Was it the expansive gardens? Or maybe the entertaining tour? Or perhaps the feeling you had when you tasted the unique combination of flavors from one of our restaurants. During your visit with us you undoubtedly noticed we have a different take on what a plantation experience should be.

I love to share my Sugar Palace with you and want to show you how to live a day in the life of the wealthy Sugar Baron. Touring my home should be fun and educational. I hope you spend a lazy afternoon enjoying the shade of the mossy oaks while meandering through the gardens. And when you get hungry, there are three restaurants to choose from, all offering a distinctive culinary experience. Did I mention the new Inn at Houmas House? It's certainly not to be missed. Where else can you enjoy luxurious private cottages with the breathtaking view of the Mighty Mississippi River?

I'd like to think we march to our own beat by offering much more than a house tour. Houmas House is now a complete plantation destination. I sincerely hope you will visit me soon and embrace the unique experience that is Houmas House Plantation.






Princess Grace


Signature Entrees from Latil's Landing Restaurant


Crab and Mango Cake

Serves 4


1/2 pound jumbo lump crabmeat

1/2 pound claw crabmeat

� cup diced red onions

� cup diced celery

� cup red bell pepper

� cup diced mango

� cup mayonnaise

� cup Creole mustard

� cup chopped parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

1 egg

1 cup bread crumbs

1 cup oil


In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients except bread crumbs and oil. Blend carefully, being careful not to break the lumps of crabmeat. Dust in enough bread crumbs to hold the mixture together and pick up most of the moisture. Form the crab mixture into round patties, approximately one half inch thick and two and a half inches in diameter. Coat the outside of each crab cake lightly with remaining bread crumbs and pan fry on each side until golden brown. Serve with Chipotle remoulade sauce.  


Chipotle Remoulade Sauce


1 cups mayonnaise

� cup Creole mustard

� tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp chipotle paste

Salt and black pepper to taste


To make chipotle paste pur�e 1 can of chipotle peppers in a blender. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, whisking well to incorporate the seasonings.



  Upcoming Events
Easter Sunday Buffet:  
April 20, 2014
Reservations from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Call for reservations: 225-473-9380
Mother's Day Buffet:
May 11, 2014
Reservations from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Call for Reservations: 225-473-9380
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Sunday-Saturday: 9 am-7 pm

Cafe Burnside: 11 am-2 pm daily

Latil's Landing: Wed-Sat 6 pm-9 pm

Sunday Brunch: 11 am-3 pm

The Carriage House Restaurant:

    Breakfast- 8 am-10 am

    Afternoon Tea- 2 pm- 4:30 pm

    Dinner- 5 pm- 9 pm


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** Please note- as of September 1st our adult ticket price to tour the mansion and gardens will be $24.00 per adult. Our child rate will remain the same.