Houmas House Plantation



May  2015

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens


 It's My Party

As Seen by Queen Grace



This month is my favorite because we celebrate my birthday all month long!  A true Queen never reveals her age, but I can tell you I've been here long enough to see all the amazing new additions, hundreds of weddings, thousands of new people from

across the globe, and of course continue to reign as the Queen of the Sugar Palace.

Thank you to all who have visited me over the years, brought me treats, and taken my picture.  

I have so enjoyed watching all of you celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, marriages and holidays. You have made the past twelve years so much fun! 

Much  Love,
Queen Grace


Secrets  from  The  Carriage  House  Restaurant

German Chocolate Cake


Makes 19 inch cake

1 pkg. Baker's German's sweet chocolate (4 oz.)

1/2 cup Water, boiling

1 cup Butter or margarine

2 cup Sugar

4 Eggs, separated

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

2 cups Flour, all-purpose

1 teaspoon Baking soda

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 cup Buttermilk

Coconut-pecan frosting


Approx. Cook Time: 30min

Melt chocolate in water and cool.  Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in egg yolks.  Stir in vanilla and chocolate.  Mix flour, soda and salt. beat in flour mixture, alternately with buttermilk.  Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Pour batter into three 9-inch layer pans, lined on bottoms with waxed paper.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed in center Cool 15 minutes; remove and cool on rack.



4 egg yolks

1 can  (12 oz.) evaporated milk

1-1/2 tsp. vanilla

1-1/2 cups  sugar

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine

1 pkg.  (7 oz.) flake Coconut (about 2-2/3 cups)

1-1/2 cups chopped Pecans

Beat egg yolks, milk and vanilla in large saucepan with wire whisk until well blended. Add sugar and butter; cook on medium heat 12 min. or until thickened and golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.  Add coconut and pecans; mix well. Cool to room temperature and of desired spreading consistency.


Divide the filling evenly between the 3 cakes putting the 1st layer down, Then spread the filling evenly Repeat with the other layer. 



1 stick or 1/2 Cup (125 grams ) butter , softened

9 squares (50 ml) Baker's German's chocolate, melted and cooled

1 1/2 cups (350 gr.)powdered sugar

1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla

1 1/2 TBS (45 ml) milk

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth 



 For more recipes from the restaurants at Houmas House, Click Here 



Chef Jeremy Langlois leads the culinary team at the Houmas House Plantation as Executive Chef of the award winning Latil's Landing Restaurant, named by Esquire Magazine as one of the top twenty best new restaurants in America.  There he masterfully creates wonderful dishes in a style that he calls "Nouvelle Louisiane". 



Houmas House Announces  the Arrival of  Our New Book - 
Louisiana's  Sugar Palace 


A magnificent pictorial and history of the enchanting mansion, gardens, and buildings of Louisiana's Sugar Palace, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Artist, author and photographer Jim Blanchard's compilation of recent and historic photography, archival research, and treasures from the Houmas Collections unfold in his tribute to the families of the great sugar barons Daniel Clark, Wade Hampton, John Burnside, and William Porcher Miles.


The historic tribute also included early explorers and settlers of the vast Louisiana Territory, and their encounters with the Houmas Indians during expeditions prior to the Louisiana Purchase.  


Priced at $95.00

We can ship anywhere in the U.S. for $10.00


Orders can be placed by phone by calling the Houmas House Gift Shop - 225-473-9380 


There  Are  Many  Ways  to Visit  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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Now we are offering advance ticket sales for our Garden and Mansion tour and our Houmas House Experience Tour with Transportation from New Orleans. Click below for more information.
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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

    Afternoon Tea- 2 pm- 4:30 pm

    Dinner- 5 pm- 9 pm


 Directions to Houmas House Here


** Please note-  As of November 1, 2014, ticket price for self-guided garden tour has increased to $15.00.  


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

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