Houmas House Estate and Gardens
December 2019
From the Kitchens at Houmas House  
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple

Servings: 8

3 slices bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
4 pints brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and halved
1 medium red apple, cored and cut into ¼-inch slices, each slice halved crosswise
2 tsp red wine vinegar
salt and ground pepper

 Preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned, 10 minutes. Add brussels sprouts in a single layer, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and toss in apple slices. Return to oven and roast until brussels sprouts are browned and tender and apple has softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and dress vegetables with vinegar, and serve immediately.

Steen’s Cane Syrup and Pecan Butter
   1lb softened unsalted butter
  1 cup Steen’s Cane Syrup
  ½ cup chopped pecans
Blend well with a mixer and allow it to sit at room temperature away from heat
Who is Mr. Bingle?
You may have seen our Social Media posts announcing the return of Mr. Bingle? But who is he? If you are from New Orleans, this cute little character is no stranger. But for those not from around here, find out why he's so important to us.

Houmas House Gift Shop Now Online!

You've asked for this and now it's finally here- our gift shop is available online! Starting with a few of our most popular items, we will continue to add more products throughout the year. This is the perfect way to share your memories of Houmas House with friends and family. Orders are shipped in the US only.
Riverboat Christmas Ornament
Christmas at Houmas House
The elves have rushed and scurried all season,
Just to give you yet another reason,
To visit the Sugar Palace in all its Christmas glory,
Only to return home with an amazing story,

The story of the Sugar Planter who turned sugar into gold,
(Not in the literal sense, but that's how the story is told.)
The lady of the house sashays through the halls,
Her finest of dresses she'll wear for the balls.

And let's not forget the antiques awaiting,
Each with a story that's so captivating,
Your senses will thank you, all five of them,
For the adventure to this historical gem.

Dining and touring are sure to make you weary,
But don't fret because our cottages are clearly,
The most luxurious on the river, we'll guarantee that,
You will hurry like the elves and to Houmas will be back!

Merry Christmas!

Princess Maggie
The Symphony Returns to Houmas House
Sunday, December 22, 2019
4:30 pm- 6:00 pm

The Baton Rouge Symphony brass and percussion players perform traditional holiday favorites, including some custom arrangements. Set to be on the front lawn of Houmas House, this event is always sold out. Should cold or rainy weather occur, the event will be moved indoors.

A special menu is available in Latil's Landing and The Carriage House Restaurant immediately following the performance. Reservations are required and very limited.
Open Daily
Gift Shop: 9am- 8pm daily
Cafe Burnside: 11am- 2pm
Latil's Landing Restaurant: Wed - Sat 6pm- 9pm
The Carriage House Restaurant:
Breakfast- 8 am-10am
Dinner- 4:30pm-8pm

Houmas House Estate and Gardens
40136 Hwy 942, Darrow, LA 70725