Houmas House Plantation


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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
  July 2010Fountain
Tea HouseTea for Two....or a Hundred
 Close your eyes.  Do you hear it?  That's the sound of the cascading waterfall flowing into the lilly pond below. And that scent?  You're smelling hundreds of exotic plants and flowers blooming all around the Tea House. The breeze off the Mississippi River is keeping you cool while you sip your mint julep and take in the scenery.
Ready to experience it for real? We thought you might. So, to accommodate your group we added another wing to our already breathtaking Tea House.  We've created the perfect place to have an intimate wedding, swanky cocktail party, or ladies tea party.  This picturesque spot will impress all who attend and make your event magical. 
Secrets from Latil's Landing
Red BeansRed Beans and Rice
Serves 4
1 pound dried kidney beans
1 1/2 quarts water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup diced onion
1/4 cup minced garlic
3 links smoked pork sausage 
1 large smoked ham hock
1 bay leaf
Louisiana hot sauce to taste
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups cooked white rice 
Wash red beans.  In a large container soak beans in the water for at least 1 hour.  This can be done overnight in a refrigerator.  
In a large sauce pan heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion, garlic and sausage  and saute' for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are clear and wilted.  Add beans (with the water), hamhock, and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer and cook until beans are tender, about 2-1/2 to 3 hours.  Take out hamhock, cut meat away from bone and add to pot of beans. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and Louisiana hot sauce.  Serve in soup bowls over hot rice. 
Photo by Vesela Ognyanova- visitor to Houmas House
Orange Hibiscus
Upcoming Events
Art Gumbo: July 17, 2010 10 AM- 2 PM
Art Gumbo: August 21, 2010  10 AM - 2 PM 
Art Gumbo: September 18, 2010 10 AM - 2 PM  
Awesome Art in the Gardens: October 9-10, 2010 10 AM- 5 PM 


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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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Revenge of the BridemaidsHoumas House Featured on ABC Family Network 
This Sunday is the ABC Family Network original movie Revenge of the Bridesmaids starring Raven Symone.  It was filmed at Houmas House Plantation earlier this summer and will air July 18 at 7 PM.

To view the movie trailer, click here