Houmas House Historic Estate and Gardens 
May 2019

From the Kitchens at Houmas House  
Summer Salad with Orange Honey Vinaigrette 
Serves 6
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
1 small shallot, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar  
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
squeeze of fresh lemon
3 tablespoon honey  
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
10 cups mixed salad greens, rinsed and dried
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.   Spread the pistachios out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the oven, or until lightly toasted.  In a mixing bowl, combine shallots, garlic, orange juice, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, and honey. Mix gently with a spoon while gradually adding oil, and season with salt and pepper.  In a salad bowl, toss together the greens, pears, and enough of the cranberry mixture to coat. Sprinkle with pistachios, and serve.                 
You've Hit the Honey Hole

The re-opening of Houmas House wasn't the only thing creating a buzz to the public.   The resident honey bees had made themselves at home on the second story galley and had become a problem for visitors and the owner.   Hesitant to "get rid" of these busy bees, the owner called on a second generation bee keeper, Bobby Frierson, founder of Louisiana Gold Honey Farm.    Run by Bobby and his three sons, they have turned their passion into gold, liquid gold.
After relocating the bees from the Houmas mansion, they were offered to house and harvest the bee hives on nearby land also owned by the Houmas House owner, Kevin Kelly.   Here, the 12 bee boxes will harvest about 825 gallons of honey annually.   And in keeping with the Houmas House model of farm to table dining, this honey is used in the three on-site restaurants and available for purchase in the gift shop.   
Commonly used as a homeopathic cure for allergies, sore throat and energy; this organic and chemical free honey is just one more way visitors can take a piece of Houmas House with them.
Mother's Day Buffet

May 12, 2019
11am- 3 pm
$75 Adults $26 Children
Bisque of Curried Pumpkin, Crawfish and Corn
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
Caesar Salad
Houmas House Salad
Fingerling Potato Salad
Louisiana Seafood Pirogue
Smoked Salmon Display
Garlic Cheese Grits
Corn Maque Choux
Balsamic Glazed Brussels sprouts
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Grilled Breast of Chicken with Heirloom Tomato Cream
Herb Crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream
Crawfish Etouffee with Patty Shells
Roasted Breast of Duck with Praline Sauce
Ham with Cane Syrup Glaze
Roasted Pork Loin with Herb Demi Glace
Carving Station of Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream, and Au Jus
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Pecan Pie
Creole Cheesecake

Reservations are required. Please call 225-473-9380 to reserve your table.
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! 
Beyond the Gardens
As seen by Princess Maggie

It's so easy to be overwhelmed by the gardens surrounding Houmas House.  They are bright, colorful and ever-changing.  But if you look beyond the lily ponds and the massive Live Oak trees you will see the majestic estate that has weathered over two centuries of wars, storms, floods, and at times neglect. The story of survival and strength of  this home is shared with guests daily by knowledgeable and passionate guides who have studied its history and love to tell its story. 

 The mansion has been restored to the glory days when it was often called "The Sugar Palace".  When you buy a ticket to tour this home, you get so much more than a house tour.  You are brought back to an era we have only seen depicted in movies.  Each room is complete with period furnishings, some original to the home.  You will learn about the past owners and how they grew a modest three-room manor to the grand estate it is today. And you'll see what these pioneers used in the 1830's which eventually became modern day appliances like microwaves, coffee pots and wine pourers. 

Come explore all that Houmas House has to offer.  Be part of its history and marvel in the grandeur of its architecture, its story and its representation of the American South.

Much Love,
Princess Maggie

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Plan Your Visit

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


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

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