Houmas House Plantation



Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
  June  2010Fountain
Dog Days of Summer at Houmas House   
Princess Grace Kelly and her pups awaiting coffee service.
Grace and pups
At Houmas House Plantation the phrase "dog days of summer" has a different meaning.  The Royal Children, three yellow Labradors, exhibit a playful and excited behavior to celebrate the summer season.   Whether they are swimming in one of the three lily ponds, lounging in the shaded gardens, or being mischievous inside the mansion, they are sure to entertain all who meet them.
Although we don't encourage our guests to swim in the lily ponds, we do love to see them frolicking in our gardens, sipping mint juleps under the oaks, and enjoying our historic mansion. 
Stepping on the grounds of  Houmas House instantly removes all your cares and transforms you to a slower, simpler time.   You will soon long for the dog days of summer......or at least the kind we have at Houmas House Plantation.
Sugar Baby and Baby Sam leaping into the pond
In water  
Sugar Baby, Baby Sam, Rex, Mint Julep and Sugar Cane awaiting a candlelight dinner.
Secrets from Latil's Landing 
Mimosa Biscuit 
Mimosa  Biscuits
Makes 12 biscuits
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
zest of one orange
2 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup champagne
1/2 cup orange juice
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and orange zest.  Work in shortening into the flour mixture with the tips of the fingers, or cut in with two knives.  Add the champagne and orange juice gradually, mixing with a knife to form a soft dough ball.  Roll dough lightly on a floured board to one-half inch in thickness. Cut shape with a biscuit cutter and place on a greased baking pan.  Bake for twelve to fifteen minutes.  Remove from over and serve warm.  


Open Daily          

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Monday, 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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