Houmas House Red White and Blue  


July 2013 

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens


Secrets from Latil's Landing


BLT Salad 

Serves 4 

For Candied Bacon


12 Strips of bacon

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white granulated sugar



Pre heat oven to 350 Degrees. In a mixing bowl combine brown and white sugar.

Dredge each strip of bacon in the sugar mixture, being sure that the bacon is coated on each side. Shake off any excess sugar and place bacon on a baking sheet pan. Bake bacon in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove bacon from oven and transfer the strips of bacon onto a clean baking sheet pan and allow the bacon to cool. Seve with BLT salad.

  BLT Salad

For Salad

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp red-wine vinegar


2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp Creole mustard

2 tbsp honey

2 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp sugar

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh purple basil

8 cups salad greens

3 garden tomatoes sliced

Salt and Pepper to taste

In a Salad bowl, whisk oil, vinegars, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, sugar, honey, and purple basil. Season with salt and pepper. Add salad greens and gently toss in the dressing. On a plate, place three slices of the garden tomatoes and top with a generous serving of salad and three strips of candied bacon. 


Have You Heard the News?
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We have so many reasons to be excited at my Sugar Palace these days. Let's start with the completion of our new Carriage House Restaurant.  We've hosted private events such as ladies luncheons, showers, and weddings.  All who visit this space are in love with the hand- plastered moldings, antique chandeliers, and exquisite furnishings that make it a grand ballroom.  Very soon, we will offer daily breakfast for our overnight guests, high tea every afternoon, and dinner every night.
Oh, and speaking of overnight guests,  a welcomed addition of 21 cottages adds to the experience of luxurious plantation life- The Inn at Houmas House. Each private room or suite is unique in its floor plan, artwork, and old world furniture. Guests will enjoy 10 foot ceilings, porcelain and marble bathrooms, and all the amenities that one would expect of a modern-day Sugar Baron.

There's no better place to live a day in the life of a Sugar Baron than Houmas House Plantation. From dining, to garden strolling, to overnight accommodations, visitors feel like they are brought back in time and living the life of Rhett and Scarlet, at least for a day.


Princess Grace

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