Houmas House Plantation and Gardens




November 2011


Secrets from Latil's Landing

 Roasted Turkey

Preparing a Thanksgiving menu can be stressful.  So, this year we've made it simple for you. Chef Jeremy Langlois has created a Sugar Baron's Thanksgiving Feast that promises to be a crowd pleaser.  Happy Thanksgiving from Houmas House Plantation!


Roasted Turkey with Cranberry and

Merlot Sauce


Cranberry with Merlot Sauce


Corn Maque ChouxLemon Tart


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple 


Lemon Meringue Tart


 Recipes for Each Dish, Click Here


What Are You Thankful For?

As seen by the eyes of Princess Grace


 Grace with the fall flowers

 Every Fall I'm reminded why I am so grateful to be the Princess of Houmas House.  It's not because I have a rooftop perch, or because I get to eat food prepared by our exquisite chefs, or even that I have my own ladies parlor.  Do you want to know why I'm truly thankful?  I have the opportunity to meet lovely guests from all over the world who come to see my Sugar Palace. 

These guests marvel at my gardens and take time to find a cozy resting spot and talk about life.  I've learned so much about other countries and cultures just by listening to them talk.

How could I not be grateful for this opportunity! 

I'm constantly reminded how amazing it is to have our history preserved, enabling us to share it with with world.  My ancestors have passed down stories about Houmas House when it was just a modest three-room cottage in the 1770's.  But my favorite stories come from the 1880's when we were known as the "Sugar Palace" because we produced more sugar cane than any other plantation in the US. I could tell tales for days! 

So, as Princess of Houmas House, I give you my gratitude for years and years of wonderful memories.  Thank you for coming to see my palace and thank you for sharing your stories about Houmas House with the world!


In lGrace excitedight of the Thanksgiving holiday, what are you thankful for? 



Princess Grace

Email: PrincessGrace@HoumasHouse.com 


Thanksgiving Day at Houmas House

 cafe burnside

With each Thanksgiving we take a moment to reflect on the past year. We're increasingly grateful for what each year brings.  We are fortunate to meet people from across the globe and welcome them into our home and share our history.  You've given us the opportunity to tell the world about our rich culture, our food, and the story of Houmas House Plantation.  So, as a thank you to all who visit and share your stories and experiences, we're offering our annual Thanksgiving Buffet.  This is a time to celebrate friends, family, and all we have to be thankful for. 


Come join us on Thanksgiving Day.  For reservations, call 225-473-9830


See the Menu and Details Here

Symphony Under the Oaks


December brings magic to Houmas House and we're not just talking about the decorations.  The Baton Rouge Symphony will have its Chamber Series perform under the cathedral of oaks on December 11, 2011.  Following the 4:30 performance a special menu has been created for those wanting to dine at Latil's Landing. 


For Information and To Purchase Tickets, Click Here

  HH side view

Our Special Menu for the Evening:



Crab and Mango Cake

Rabbit and Jacob's Andouille Gumbo

Bisque of Curried Pumpkin, Crawfish, and Corn           

Houmas House Salad



Black Drum Sam

Lobster and Creole Tomato Risotto

Filet Mignon

Breast of Duck 



New York Cheesecake

Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding

Apple Gallette

Country Roads Favorite Things

Country Roads Best Chef Bryan Duck

Every year Country Roads Magazine reveals its favorite things about the region, voted on by its readers.  Take a moment and vote for our Executive Sous Chef Bryan Duck for Favorite Up and Coming Regional Chef.  Thanks to your votes, Houmas House was voted as a Favortie Place to bring visitors in 2010. 


Vote for Up and Coming Chef Bryan Duck Here:

Open Daily          

  Hampton Courtyard 


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 11 AM- 3 PM; Reservations Required for 6 or More


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