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August 2013 

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens


Secrets from Latil's Landing

Tower Jumbo Lump Crab with Mango and Avocado Salsa

Serves 4



Jumbo lump crab tower

For Crab

1 lb jumbo lump crab

1/2 cup Mayonnaise

Juice of one lemon

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1/4 cup diced red bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

salt and pepper to taste


In a bowl combine Mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, bell pepper, and basil.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Gently fold in crab, being careful to not break lump.  Set aside.


For Mango and Avocado Salsa

1 cup diced mango

1 cup chopped avocado

juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1/4 cup diced red bell pepper

1/4 cup sliced green onion

tbsp olive olive oil

tbsp honey

salt and pepper to taste


In a bowl combine mango, avocado, lemon juice, onion, bell pepper, green onion, olive oil, and honey.  Season with salt and pepper. 

To assemble

Place a ring mold in the center of a plate.  Fill ring mold half full with mango and avocado salsa.  Use the back of a small spoon to press the salsa, so it fits tightly.  Next, fill the ring mold to the top with the crab, pressing the top with the back of a spoon.  Carefully remove the ring mold, so the crab and salsa stand in a cylinder.   This dish can be garnished with cucumbers sliced thinly and micro arugula. 

Tea Time 
Houmas House Introduces Elegant Tea

The Carriage House  Afternoon Tea at Houmas House is the perfect way to host a special event such as a birthday, baby or wedding shower, or just a fun day with your best friends. Our tea service is complete with several courses including small sandwiches, scones, desserts, and a selection of teas. 
It's the perfect setting for fun and fancy hats, historic-dress themes, and for bonding with your friends and family.  As you can see, Princess Grace is dressed and ready for her Afternoon Tea.  She hopes you will join her soon.
  Grace ready for Tea
 A typical menu will resemble the following:


~Sandwich Course~


Open face Cajun Caviar with Cr�me Fraiche

Cucumber with garden herb spread

Grilled Brie with kumquat chutney

Turkey, watercress, Creole mayo




Served with preserves, lemon curd and Devonshire cream



Assortment of

Chocolates and Petit Fours



Weddings at Houmas House 
 Fairytales do come true.
bride and groom at HH

Compliments of Claire Hutchinson Photography

You said 'YES' now it's time to start planning the most memorable event of your life.  The first question everyone will ask you- "Where are you getting married?"  


From an early age, young girls start to fantasize about being a bride. The veil, the train, the long aisle, and all the guests gasping with delight at the sight of you- the bride. Now imagine this happening under the massive oaks lining the grassy path leading up to the grand Antebellum estate- Houmas House. 


Your fantasy of being a Southern princess can come true.  From the very elegant to the very simple ceremony, Houmas House can provide a great experience for the wedding party and guests. 

From an intimate dinner party to a grand reception, wedding designs can be delivered turn-key.
Bride and Groom
Compliments of Genovese Ashford Studios

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Private Dinners at Houmas House
The Sugar Baron's Feast
Sugar Baron's Feast Have you always wondered what it would be like to dine like an 1850's Sugar Baron?  We have created an exclusive package allowing you to have an intimate and impressive dinner in the mansion at Houmas House.  
The Sugar Baron's Feast offers you and your guests cocktails in the Turtle Bar, a private tour of the mansion and a private dinner in the dining room.  The seven course dinner is complimented with wine pairings and served by our knowledgeable staff.  
This special package is perfect for an anniversary celebration, birthday, or corporate group.  More information on the Sugar Baron's Feast can be found here.  
After the Party
The Inn at Houmas House
King Room  
 Whether you've just attended a wedding, a dinner, or a Christmas party at Houmas House, you will want to continue your plantation experience through the night. Now, with the addition of the Inn at Houmas House you don't have to leave the plantation just yet. The newly constructed cottages are elaborately decorated and complete with the highest quality amenities.  In the morning you may enjoy your coffee on the front porch and watch the sun rise over the Mississippi River.  A Continental breakfast is included to complete your relaxing morning. Feel free to wander through the gardens and take in the serenity of early mornings at Houmas.  We can't think of a better way to end your event at the Sugar Palace. For more information on The Inn at Houmas House, Click Here.
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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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** Please note- as of September 1st our adult ticket price to tour the mansion and gardens will be $24.00 per adult. Our child rate will remain the same.