Houmas House Plantation



November  2015

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens


What Are You Thankful For?

Are you as excited as I am about the approaching holidays? We always have exciting events to commemorate the holiday season.  There are so many reasons to be thankful and to celebrate with friends and family.

Our Annual Thanksgiving  Buffet  is always a wonderful family affair. With a spread fit only for a Sugar Baron, you will be so thankful for spending your day with us.   See The Menu HERE

Speaking of Thanksgiving, just after dinner we begin the week-long task of decorating for Christmas!  By November 30th, tens of thousands of lights will be hand strung throughout the Mansion and gardens along with eight fully decorated trees.  This is sure to be the most bombastic display along the Great River Road! 
During the holidays, it's always nice to plan a special event for your friends or office.  Now is the time to plan your office soiree, luncheon or dinner.   I cannot think of a more elegant way to exchange gifts and spread holiday cheer!
PS. Gift certificates are a great gift idea for our Inn at Houmas House or any of our restaurants.  

Much Love,
Princess Maggie

Thanksgiving at Houmas House

Each year Houmas House Plantation celebrates Thanksgiving with a succulent feast fit for a king..or a Sugar Baro n.  This year will be no different!  Complete with everything you would expect---  Roasted Breast of Duck with Praline Sauce,  Sliced Ham with Cane Syrup Glaze, and Grits a nd Veal Grillades just to name a few.  Reservations are filled early, so make
yours soon by calling 225-473-9380.
Secrets from Latil's Landing

Shrimp Florentine Soup

1 Pound of Butter
1 Pound of Flour
2 Cups of Heavy Cream
2 Cups of Milk
4 Cups of Shrimp Stock or Water
2 ½  lbs. of 70/90 Shrimp
2 lbs. of Fresh Spinach
2 onions
1 Yellow bell pepper, diced
1 Green bell pepper, diced
6 sticks of celery, diced
Start by melting butter in a pot. Then add your onions, bell pepper, and celery to the melting butter. Cook down for about 10 minutes. Next add the flour into the butter to make a blonde roux.  Stir constantly so not to burn.  Add  heavy cream, milk, and stock or water into the pot. Stir constantly until all liquid is hot. Add shrimp and fresh chopped spinach into the soup. Finally add salt and pepper to taste.
The Baton Rouge Symphony Returns to Houmas House

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens serves as the magnificent holiday back-drop for this wonderful event.  The decorations and festivities are abundant during the Christmas  Season  in this historic setting.

Arrive early and stroll through the gardens, and make a dinner reservation for The Carriage House Restaurant  or for  Latil's Landing Restaurant after the concert.  

Join Associate Conductor David Torns and the BRSO Brass, Percussion and Harp as they  perform  all of your holiday favorites.

Book Tickets to Houmas House

Sometimes traveling can be overwhelming when planning excursions, hotels and meals. And the options are endless for tours available. Plantation touring is a favorite option for those visiting Louisiana.  Here are several ways to purchase tickets and transportation to visit us.

If you're driving to Houmas House on your own and wish to see more than one historic home, here are two options:


If you are staying in New Orleans and need transportation, here are two options:

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 Open  Daily      

Sunday-Saturday: 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

The Carriage House Restaurant:

    Breakfast- 8 am-10 am

    Dinner- 5 pm- 9 pm


 Directions to Houmas House Here


Houmas House Plantation | 40136 Hwy 942 (River Road) | Darrow, LA | 70725

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