Houmas House Plantation
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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
  March 2010Fountain
Louey AwardHoumas House Plantation is a proud recipient of
Country Road's 'Best Of' and the Louey Award for
Attraction of the Year! Fountain
Weddings at Houmas HouseWedding
From the very elegant to the very simple ceremony, Houmas House can provide a great experience for the wedding party and guests.

From an intimate dinner party to a grand reception, wedding designs can be delivered turn-key.
ShrimpSecrets from Latil's Landing

Abita Beer Battered Shrimp with Andouille Cream Sauce

 Serves 4 


Abita Beer Batted Shrimp


1 lb. jumbo shrimp

1 1/2 cup flour

╝ cup corn meal

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon granulated garlic

12 oz. bottle of Abita amber beer

1 quart vegetable Oil for frying


Combine flour, corn meal, salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and Abita beer in a bowl. Stir until batter is mixed well. Clean shrimp and dip in batter. Heat oil in a deep pot until 350 degrees F. Drop battered shrimp one at a time into hot oil. When shrimp start to float and turn golden, remove from oil and drain on paper towel.  


Andouille Cream Sauce


1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1/4 pound andouille, cut into small dice

2 tablespoons minced red onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

2 tablespoons chopped green onions

1 teaspoon hot sauce

1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter


In a large sautÚ pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the andouille and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the cream and bring to a boil. Lower the heat slightly and simmer until reduced by half, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the green onions, hot sauce, lemon juice, and salt. Add the butter and cook, stirring, until incorporated and thick. Remove from the heat and adjust the seasoning, to taste.

GardensSpring at Houmas House
Spring comes early to plant life along the River Road, and the gardens at Houmas House literally explode overnight with color and fragrance. The gardens are aggressively managed to create a natural display of indigenous plant life and blooms alongside the more formal presentation of selected exotics that add to the overall Houmas House experience.

Many sitting areas have been provided around the property to invite guests to sit and experience the year-round grandeur of the ancient oak alley, the fragrance of spring and summer blooms and the sights and sounds of bird life, wildlife and plantation life of long ago.

Fountain          Plantation Gardens
Cafe BurnsideCasual Dining at Houmas House
Our lunchtime restaurant, open from 11 AM to 2 PM daily, is a place where one can take a break from their hectic day and enjoy a casual lunch. Our menu is varied and ranges from a great healthy salad, to a fried oyster po-boy, to a filet mignon, done just right. Relax and order a mint julep or select a bottle of wine from our extensive wine list, and enjoy the afternoon. The Pavillon at Houmas House is reminiscent of the garconiere at Germania Plantation, located across the Mississippi River. Old brick walls from remnants of a cotton warehouse built by the Princess of Monaco in 1883, are accented with 250 year old windows and large spans of glass which allow our guests picturesque views of the gardens and fountains. Large oil paintings of garden scenes accent the walls to create an ambience that's classic, yet comfortable.

Open Daily                                                              

FountainMonday, Tuesday 9 AM- 5 PM
Wednesday- Sunday 9 AM-7 PM 
Cafe' Burnside: 11 AM- 2 PM daily
Latil's Landing: Wednesday through Saturday 6 PM- 9 PM,
Sunday Brunch 2 PM- 8 PM; Reservations Required
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