Houmas House Plantation and  Gardens 
May 2018
 Secrets From the Houmas House Kitchen

 Pork Chop Preston
Equipment note: we use sous vide machine to cook the pork. 
3 strips of your favorite bacon chopped medium dice
1 1/2 c. heavy cream
Creole mustard to taste
Place bacon in a small sauce pan over medium heat
After a few minutes the fat will begin to render and small brown flecks will form in bottom of pan.
Strain off fat.
Add heavy cream and scrape bottom of pan and scrape brown bits loose.
Add creole mustard to taste.
Reduce cream till it has a nice thick consistency.
Pork chop:
We use a double cut bone in pork chop.
Prepare a brine of:
1c. Brown sugar
1/2 c. salt
5 lemons squeezed
6 healthy springs of rosemary
5 bay leave
12 c. of ice
Bring first five ingredients to a boil in a pot.
Simmer until the salt and sugar has dissolved.
Add ice and chill
When the  brine is icy cold add pork chops for 3 hours.
Prepping pork:
After removing from brine season the pork with your favorite rub.
Take a vacuum seal bag and fold over edges about one inch.
Place pork in bag avoiding contact with the folded over edge s.
Turn edges up and seal.
Make sure the package is tightly sealed and has no leaks or air sealed in.
Cooking pork:
Set up a souse vide to 145 degrees F
Place sealed pork in sous vide for 45 minutes to 1 hour
Remove from bag and lightly grill until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F
Top with sauce and serve.

Wine and Dine Under the Oaks

Don't wait to purchase a ticket to our May Dinner Under the Oaks Event!  All who attended last month will agree it was true perfection.
This month all five courses will feature Orin Swift Winery.   Live jazz music will echo through the alley of mossy oaks while the sun sets over the Mississippi River. This is one event you won't want to miss! 

Tickets can be purchased online and will be limited to 100 people. 
Should it rain, the event will be moved inside.

May 22, 2018
Seating promptly at 6:45 PM
Dinner at 7:00 PM
$150.00 per person

Behind the Scenes of "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte"

It's been over five decades since the psychological thriller "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" was filmed at Houmas House.  Many say it was one of the most suspenseful movie they have ever seen.  There was quite a bit on drama on the set with the two high-profile actors, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and this clip reveals a little bit of behind the scenes footage.  Enjoy!
Princess Maggie

Mother's Day at Houmas House

Our most popular buffet all year is just around the corner. We've prepared an amazing menu to help you celebrate Mother's Day.  
We sell out every year and will have a waiting list so don't wait to make a reservation.

May 13, 2018
11 AM- 3 PM
Cafe Burnside

Reservations Required by calling our gift shop.


Stay Connected with Houmas House

There are so many ways to visit and stay connected with Houmas House!  We offer several options for tours and easy links to book tickets online are right here:

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Open Daily

9 :00 AM- 7:00 PM Daily
Cafe Burnside: 11AM-2PM daily
Latil's Landing: Wed-Sat 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11AM-3PM
The Carriage House Restaurant:
    Breakfast- 8AM-10AM
    Dinner- 5PM-8:30PM

*Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day


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