Houmas House Plantation and Gardens





July 2011

Secrets from Latil's Landing

Community Coffee Marinated Rack of Lamb with Corn Maque Choux 

 SERVES: 4     

 Lamb Chops

Community Coffee Marinated Rack of Lamb



4 Four bone racks of lamb, Frenched

5 cups Community Coffee, Chilled

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and black pepper to taste






Corn Maque Choux

Ingredients:                                                        See What To Do Next, Here


8 ears fresh corn                                         

1/4 cup andouille, finely diced

1/2 cup bacon drippings

1 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped

1/4 cup garlic, diced

2 cups tomatoes, coarsely chopped

2 tbsps tomato sauce

1 cup green onions, sliced


Salt and black pepper to taste

Chef Langlois




Chef Jeremy Langlois:

"Community Coffee is a Baton Rouge based company, and is the largest

family-owned coffee company in America.  It is one of the true flavors of the

south and surprisingly using it as a marinade for lamb enhances with subtle

 flavors of the meat."




A Retreat Fit for a Princess

Grace wearing a crown

As seen by the eyes of Princess Grace


I love Summer!  So many exciting things happen on the grounds of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens this season.  Of course the grounds are bursting with color, there are thousands of birds and squirrels to watch, and happy tourists everywhere. But that's not my favorite part.


You see, since the early 1800's, the owners of Houmas House have always had a townhouse in the city of New Orleans where they live during the Fall and Winter months. But every summer the whole family, my ancestors included, would retreat to the "summer house" or plantation for the summer. Here they would grow fresh fruits and vegetables, plant sugarcane, and enjoy the cooler, less crowded surroundings of the country.  And today, not much has changed. There are fruit trees full of satsumas and limes, lush vegetable gardens with an abundance of tomatoes, peppers, mint and spices. The alley of oaks channels the cool breeze from the nearby Mississippi River and also gives us shade all day.  Summer days are spent lounging under the three-hundred year old oak trees and frolicking with my family from the city. It's a princess' dream! 


You know, we're not the only ones who enjoy the break from city life. Thousands of tourists from all over the world come to Houmas House to be a part of plantation life- even if just for a day. They love to hear stories of the wealth and grandeur of "The Sugar Palace" or live a day in the life of a plantation mistress.  So, complete your visit to New Orleans with a retreat fit for a princess.  We'll treat you like royalty.



Princess Grace

Email: PrincessGrace@HoumasHouse.com 


Live in Studio- Chef Jeremy Langlois



 Baton Rouge food blogger and radio host, Jay Decote gets personal with      Chef Jeremy Langlois from Latil's Landing.  He gets the inside scoop on Chef Langlois' climb to food stardom, his favorite local restaurants, and how he landed at Houmas House.


  Watch the Interview Here

  The Reviews are In!


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TripAdvisor awards the Certificate of Excellence to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from their members. We are proud to announce that Houmas House Plantation has received a 4.5 rating thanks to all of your raving reviews!! 

Our hard work to provide you with exceptional service, an energetic and professional staff, first class dining, and a authentic Southern experience has paid off.  Thank you for your glowing reviews, your comments in forums, and all the blog posts you write about us. We look forward to all of your return visits!


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