Houmas House Historic Estate and Gardens 
July 2019

From the Kitchens at Houmas House  
Houmas House Eggplant Napoleon
Serves 4 
3 cups heavy cream
Healthy pinch of saffron
¼ cup white wine
Sea salt to taste
3 dried bay leaves
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Green onions (green and white parts), sliced finely
1 pound jumbo lump crab meat
10-15 cups canola oil
1 medium eggplant, sliced into ½ inch rounds
1 cup whole milk
6 whole eggs beaten
6 cup yellow corn flour seasoned to taste
In a large non-reactive deep fryer pot add cream, white wine, bay leaves, s affron, salt and fresh cracked pepper. Let simmer gently for about 15 minutes. It will reduce and thicken a bit during this time. Don't let it boil as it will quickly expand and boil out of pot. Once sauce is seasoned properly, pass through a fine strainer and place in a clean pot. Add Jumbo Lump Crabmeat to the sauce. Allow it to gently simmer while the eggplant cooks.
Heat oil in a large deep fryer pot to 350 degrees. Mix eggs and milk. Lightly season eggplant then place in egg wash, coat sides thoroughly then place in seasoned flour. Shake off excess flour and carefully ease into oil. Gently cook eggplant.  When the bottom is golden brown flip over until other side is golden. Remove from oil and gently pat dry.
Add green onions to crab and sauce. Adjust seasoning, as needed. Place one round of eggplant on plate.  Top with crab meat and sauce. Place another round on top of this and top with crab and sauce. Place final round of eggplant on top and secure with skewer. Top with sauce and serve.  
An Escape to Houmas House

Our visitors love to write about every detail of their experience when visiting. After reading this blog, you will want to add Houmas House to your bucket list.

Original post by She Has a Way, Ashley Hadley

When I came across old plantation houses, all standing within a reasonably close distance on River Road in Louisiana, I knew I had to go.  I love history and the hospitality the south brings. To think that Louisiana has 12 beautiful plantation homes left in reasonably close proximity is amazing. They have stood the test of time. I want to tell you about Houmas House today. I felt that this plantation was the one that made everyone feel like they were home. They wanted to make sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying their stay. This is the one plantation you will see the owner riding his golf cart around with his Labrador making sure everything is running smoothly. Houmas House still has a heart. Read More

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Promotional Summer Rates for The Inn at Houmas House!

Staying at The Inn at Houmas House has become a sought out experience when visiting Louisiana.  From the luxurious cottages to the bright gardens, this serene surrounding allows visitors to escape from a fast-paced schedule.
For a short time a summer weekday rate will be offered.  With only 21 rooms available, don't wait to book your escape! 
Summer Time, and the Livin' is Easy
As Seen by Princess Maggie 

I love Summer!  So many exciting things happen on the grounds of this estate.  The grounds are bursting with color, there are thousands of birds and wildlife to watch, and happy tourists everywhere.  Houmas House is an escape from the busy cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Often our visitors are ready to explore the country outside these two main destinations.
Since the early 1800's, the owners of Houmas House and other plantations have maintained a townhouse in the city of New Orleans where they lived during the Fall and Winter months. But every summer the family would retreat to the "summer house" or plantation.  Here they would grow fresh fruits and vegetables, plant sugarcane, and enjoy the cooler, less crowded surroundings of the country.  Although Houmas House is not technically a plantation anymore, the grounds still produce fruits and vegetables.  There are fruit trees full of satsumas and limes and lush vegetable gardens with an abundance of tomatoes, peppers, herbs and spices. The alley of oaks channels the constant breeze from the nearby Mississippi River and provides shade all day.  Summer days are spent lounging under the three-hundred-year-old oak trees and watching the paddlewheels and tugboats drift by.
Spend the day, or spend the night and experience the Antebellum South at this historic estate.

Much Love,
Princess Maggie

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Plan Your Visit

With so many options to choose from, let us help you plan your visit to Houmas House. From mansion tours, to dining, to day trips from New Orleans, the options are plentiful.  

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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- 4:30PM-8:00PM

*Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day

Houmas House Historic Estate and Gardens  | 40136 Hwy 942, Darrow, LA 70725 |            9AM-8PM Daily | 225.473.9380 | www.HoumasHouse.com