May 2020
A Lady and Her Hat
The Kentucky Derby may be cancelled, but it won't stop me from wearing a hat! Pictured here, I'm donning my Cinco de Mayo hat, one of my favorites for the bright colors.

Do you know the story behind hats becoming a staple accessory for attending the Kentucky Derby? In 1872 Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark brought the famed Derby races from England and France to the US. He found a track in Louisville, KY and established the first Kentucky Derby.
To attract women to the event, Clark's wife invited the women of Louisville to attend and spend the day picnicking with friends. The dress code was "full morning dress" which meant women were to wear hats and gloves. Over the years fashion has evolved, but the desire for large brimmed hats has become a staple for this annual event.  

So, join me this Spring and show off your best hat, even if it's just to enjoy the shade of you own yard like me.

Much Love,

Princess Maggie
What's a Bridge With No Name?

With the new bridge complete, we are launching a contest to give it a name. Finally, visitors can safely and easily cross The Great River Road and enjoy the view of the Mississippi River. Click below and submit your idea for naming this bridge. Winners will receive an overnight stay at The Inn at Houmas House with dinner for two in the Carriage House Restaurant. Contest closes May 31st!
Secrets From the Kitchens of Houmas House
Over the last month we have had so much fun interacting with you through our live cooking demos on Facebook. Every Thursday at noon, Executive Chef Jeremy Langlois demonstrates how to cook some of our most notable dishes from our restaurants. We love your feedback and hope you will continue to join us each week.
In case you missed any of these episodes here they are in one place. Please join us on Facebook every Thursday at noon and let us share the secrets of our kitchens with you!
Mother's Day at Houmas House
Sunday, May 10, 2020
11:00 am- 3:00 pm

Mother's Day this year will be an outdoor dining experience! A special 4-course menu has been created and will be offered take-out style to keep within the restaurant guidelines.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 225-473-9380. Prepayment and entree selection will be required upon reserving a table.

Tables will be spaced apart and scattered across the front lawn and shaded by the Live Oak trees.

We hope you will dine under the oaks and enjoy the fresh air and ambiance of the Houmas Estate.

You've asked for this and now it's finally here- our gift shop is available online! Starting with a few of our most popular items, we will continue to add more products throughout the year. This is the perfect way to share your memories of Houmas House with friends and family. Orders are shipped in the US only.
Houmas House Raw Honey- 16 oz
Gardens Open Daily
Gift Shop: 9 am- 7 pm daily
Cafe Burnside and The Carriage House Restaurant: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Take Out Dining Available
Latil's Landing Restaurant: Currently Closed

Houmas House Estate and Gardens
40136 Hwy 942, Darrow, LA 70725