In betweeen trees   




January 2013 

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens



Our Resolution to You

Ribbon Cutting     

Happy New Year!  We dedicate the year 2013 to you- our guests.  For almost 10 years you've shared your reviews, photos, and precious milestones with us. Now, it's our turn to show our thanks. You've asked us to expand our menus, build accommodations, add more gardens, and give you reasons to come back. So, we are! 

Also, this year marks our 10 year anniversary in the Kevin Kelly era.  There are many exciting things to come to Houmas House this year. Stay tuned and come visit again soon to experience it all yourself.

Secrets from Latil's Landing
Butter Milk Pancakes with Cane Syrup and Pecan Butter 

PREP TIME: 30 Minutes

MAKES: 12 Pancakes


 Buttermilk Pancakes

Steen's Cane Syrup and Pecan Butter:


   cup softened butter

   1/3 cup Steen's Cane Syrup

   2 tablespoons chopped pecans



Blend well with a wire whisk and allow it to sit at room temperature away from heat, until pancakes are cooked.


Buttermilk Pancakes:


     1 cups all-purpose flour

     1 teaspoon baking powder

     teaspoon salt

     1 cups buttermilk

     3 eggs

     2 tablespoons vegetable oil

     1 tablespoon Steen's Cane Syrup



Place the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk slightly to combine. Into the bowl add buttermilk, eggs, vegetable oil and cane syrup. Whisk these wet ingredients into the flour mixture, just until the batter is smooth. Into a cast iron skillet or a flat non-stick electric griddle, over medium-high heat spread 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Pour batter cup full at a time onto the hot griddle. When the batter bubbles on top, turn and cook second side until golden brown. Remove and spread a small amount of the orange honey butter on top of each pancake and then stack three high with a dollop of butter on top. Serve with powdered sugar.



Winter Wonderland
As seen by Princess Grace
Grace in the Winter Garden 
Have you ever seen winter gardens? Not many destinations can boast such a wide array of colors in the coldest months of the year.  Each late fall my gardens are meticulously replanted with various blooms that cover all sixteen acres with vibrant colors throughout.
Did you know we recently expanded the gardens at Houmas House? An expansive rose garden and a cacti garden is now part of the self guided garden tour.  You've told me how much you love strolling through my serene oasis, so I wanted to add more to enhance the experience.   Let me know what you think!

Princess Grace

Opening Soon

Carriage House  

The Carriage House at Houmas House  


We're excited to announce the additional restaurant, tea room, and ballroom coming soon to Houmas House. The idea was created by the requests for serving Elegant Tea and the need for additional ballroom space.  Sugar Baron John Burnside (Houmas House owner from 1858 to 1881) hired the acclaimed New Orleans architect, James Gallier, in 1858 to design a Carriage House to store his collection of Carriages.   One Hundred and Fifty Five years later, it is becoming a reality, and will be serving Breakfast, Elegant Teas and Dinner nightly under the direction of Chef Jeremy Langlois.   The Carriage House has 16 foot ceilings, handmade plaster mouldings, ornate ceiling medallions, 19th Century French etched and cut glass door panels, and grand crystal chandeliers to highlight the delicacies to be served.   And, most importantly, there will be room at the expanded Turtle Bar.    What else could anyone want!


The Inn at Houmas House


This summer we'll offer 21 high end, luxurious, cottages to enhance your plantation experience. These elegant rooms will be complete with old world furniture, exquisite art, spa-like bathrooms, and private porches.  Nestled among an alley of Live Oak trees, The Inn at Houmas House will provide you with an unforgettable antebellum retreat.



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Chef Jeremy Langlois Houmas House Cuisine Goes to Alaska
What could be more magical than an Alaskan cruise?  How about an Alaskan cruise with Celebrity Chef Jeremy Langlois, featuring his Creole fusion cuisine from Latil's Landing at Houmas House Plantation?


January swan Open  Daily  

Monday-Tuesday: 9 am-5 pm

Wednesday-Sunday: 9 am-7 pm

Cafe Burnside: 11 am-2 pm daily

Latil's Landing: Wed-Sat 6 pm-9 pm

Sunday Brunch: 11 am-3 pm


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