Secrets from Latil's Landing
4 Medium Pears, peeled
3 Cup Red Wine
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Tablespoon Brandy (optional)
Place all ingredients (except brandy if used) in a small saucepan. Simmer the pears until just soft, about 15 minutes. Remove the pears with a slotted spoon. Place in a bowl and allow to cool at room temperature. Add the brandy (if used) and raise the flame to medium high. Reduce the sauce by half (about 10 minutes). Allow to cool. Pour over the pears. Cover with plastic film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve cold.
Valentine's Day at Houmas House
Love is always blooming at Houmas House and this year is no exception. Our special Valentine's Day dinner menu is now being offered for four days surrounding the lovers' holiday. From February 11-14 we have two choices for your lovely dinner. A tasting gives you many choices and makes it easy to order. Or you may dine a la carte style. Either way, you're guaranteed romance. But make your reservation soon. We're filling up quickly.
Houmas House Loves Weddings!
Brides from TheKnot.com voted Houmas House one of the top 7 wedding venues for the New Orleans area in 2011! And it's no surprise the brides from 'TheKnot' feel this way. We offer the most elegant wedding packages in the South! From our 400 year old Live Oak trees, to our breathtaking mansion and gardens, we offer the most stunning backdrop for your special day. Picture yourself walking down an alley of mossy Oak trees. The breeze from the Mississippi River making your veil flow behind you. You are fulfilling your dream of being an antebellum princess. Following your ceremony, you lead your guests to the most elegant cocktail reception they've ever seen.
Are you thinking of a plantation wedding? We can make your fairytale come to life.
We're Feeling the Love!
Thanks to the readers of Country Roads Magazine for voting Houmas House Plantation their Favorite Plantation! Maybe it's the history, maybe it's the fact that we had a dog wedding, or maybe it's because we make the fantasy of antebellum life become real.
Whatever the reason, we'll take it! Thanks to all who have visited and shared they're experiences on social networks, blogs, and emails. We look forward to your return visits!
~Kevin Kelly and Your Friends at Houmas House Plantation