Houmas House Plantation



February 2017

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens


Houmas House Featured on ABC's Reality Show 'The Bachelor'
Will Nick find love on this season of The Bachelor ?   You'll have to wait for the finale to find out. What we can tell you is that Nick and the ladies vying for his heart were swept away to one of the most romantic destinations in the South- Houmas House Plantation.   While filming in New Orleans, Nick and the ladies escaped the noise of the city to enjoy a night sashaying   about the antebellum mansion, dining like the Sugar Barons and finding hidden spots in the lush gardens. Finding love beneath the mossy oaks was easy, but what happens when there's only one Rhett Butler and more than one Scarlett?   Did the ladies find their inner "southern belle" to win him over? Did he find love or did he find a ghost?   There's only one way to find out.  Watch the past episode from  January 30 th  and enjoy Nick's epic saga to find love.

To view past episodes of The Bachelor, Click Here

Finding Love  at Houmas House is Easy

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we are excited to reveal the special menus being offered in our restaurants- Latil's Landing and The Carriage House Restaurant.  We'll offer these special menus February 9, 10 and 14.  Don't wait to make reservations, as seating is limited. 
Reservations are easily made by calling our gift shop- 225-473-9380.
'Pour Some Sugar on Me'
As seen by Princess Maggie

The story of Houmas House is 'sweet', literally.  It all began with the cultivation of sugar in 1806.  From there Houmas House became the largest sugar plantation in the South, stretching over 300,000 acres.  It was during the John Burnside era (1858-1881) that Houmas House truly flourished. It was also the era Houmas House was known for its extravagance as it is today.
Known today as the Sugar Palace,  there is more sweetness than just sugar cane at this site.  Houmas House has hosted more than 500 weddings over the last 5 years, offers the most romantic restaurant- Latil's Landing, and was voted 'Most Historic Mansion'  by USA Today. 
As you can see, LOVE is what we do best!  
Much Love,
Princess Maggie
Secrets From the Kitchens of Houmas House

Fried Bread Pudding Balls
Serves 15-20 people
Three loaves of French bread
10 eggs
½ gallon milk
4 cups sugar
2 quarts heavy cream
4 cups white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Parchment Paper
Canola Oil for Frying (enough for at least 2 inches deep in frying vessel)
Praline sauce for drizzle over bread pudding balls
1 Cup of Melted Butter
1 ½ cups of brown sugar
½ quart Heavy Cream
Instructions:   combine all three ingredients and set aside at room temperature
Bread Pudding
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Heat heavy cream and allow to simmer, carefully stirring so not to burn.   Add white chocolate chips and stir until melted.   Remove from heat and set aside.
In separate bowl, add eggs, sugar and vanilla extract and blend well.   Add the milk to the egg mixture.   Slowly add the warm heavy cream and chocolate chip mixture.
Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Spray paper with cooking spray.   Tear French bread into large chunks placing them in pan. Pour half of egg and milk mixture over the bread, pressing firmly to soak up the milk.   Using your fingers, mash the soaked bread to make one solid piece in the pan.   Then add the remaining milk and egg mixture.   This should be very wet.
Spray foil with cooking spray and cover the bread pudding.   It is important to spray the foil because the bread will rise and stick to it if not greased.
Bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes covered.   Uncover and bake another 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Let the bread pudding cool completely then place in refrigerator overnight or at least for 8 hours.
Fried Bread Pudding Balls
Remove cold bread pudding from refrigerator and scoop out small balls using small ice cream scooper. Each ball should be about 1 inch in diameter for optimal frying.
Heat the oil to 350 degrees.   (Make sure the pot you use for frying is at least eight inches deep and you have at least two inches canola oil).  Gently place bread pudding balls in the hot oil and cook for approximately 2 minutes or until golden brown.
Carefully remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain oil.
Drizzle bread pudding balls with the praline sauce and serve warm   with either vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.  

Let the Revelry Begin!
Tis the season for the largest party of the year in Louisiana- MARDI GRAS!
Throughout the state there will be parades, balls and parties celebrating the season for weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday (February 28).
If you're planning to visit New Orleans or Baton Rouge, Houmas House is a short drive by car.
Take a day to escape the madness of the city and explore plantation country. 
Tour the mansion, dine in one of our restaurants and leisurely stroll our gardens. 
If you are planning your visit, take a look at the New Orleans parade schedule.

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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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