Thursday, January 9, 2020

Lunch date at The Houmas House Plantation

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Happy New Year, friends! Hope yours is off to a great start! We are in the middle of some home DIY projects which have been tedious. When I am not working, I am painting but it will be so worth it in the end. We are taking pictures of our projects along the way to show you in a future blog post.

Before the holidays, Troy and I wanted to spend an afternoon together and I suggested we might have lunch at a local plantation.  We have many plantations within driving distance of our area. Several of them host festivals, antique car shows, craft fairs, etc. Others have restaurants, tours and overnight accommodations. There is one nearby in Darrow, Louisiana with two fantastic restaurants, including a lunch buffet.

One mild and sunny Saturday afternoon, Troy and I traveled to The Houmas House for a bite to eat for lunch. The food and the grounds are both wonderful so if you are ever in the area, plan to visit.  (I have toured this plantation in the past with my sisters and niece, but you don't have to take the tour to have lunch there.)


Houmas House Plantation

The grounds are so beautiful.

There are beautiful fountains, gardens and unique statues to see.
Enjoying a little lunch date on a Saturday afternoon.

This was the view from the window at our table. Beautiful!

So many choices!
The turkeys strolled right up to the door for a peek. Ha!
French bread, fresh scones and pecan butter. So good!

We decided to share the Eggplant Napoleon and it was huge! Look at all of the jumbo lump crabmeat in a delicate cream sauce. Words cannot describe just how good it was.

The turkeys came around to thank us for coming. Ha!


11 comments:

  1. What a lovely looking place - those plantation houses are always beautiful and so historical (very different to what we have in Australia!) Loved the turkeys (I hope they don't end up on the dinner table!)
    I found you through the PitStop and just wanted to let you know that I co-host a Midlife link party on Wednesdays (on Cresting the Hill) if you're interested in meeting more Midlife bloggers. :)

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    1. Hi Leanne! My husband said the same thing about the turkeys! LOL We definitely fall into the Midlife blogger category so I will visit you soon. Sending love to Australia from South Louisiana. Anne

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  2. Looks like an interesting place to visit and WOW, look at that Eggplant Napoleon!! And the 2 turkeys :) Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8. Pinned.

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  3. Oh wow, this looks like an amazing place to tour. And the food looks amazing. I love those frisky turkeys making their appearance! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with me.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Hi Shelbee! Yes, the turkeys were very friendly that day. Ha! Thanks for hosting the link party,
      Anne

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  4. What a fun outing. Might have to remember this for me and Hubby to visit sometime. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Lea! If you're interested in an overnight stay, there is a Houmas House Staycation promotion on 225 Best Eats right now. Happy Saturday!

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  5. Ha, got a kick out of the turkeys!! I assume turkey is not on the menu and they felt quite safe marching right up to the door. That plantation was lovely. And what a delicious eggplant dish. Give me all the crabmeat!! Mmmm.

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    1. Pretty sure they were not for eating, ha! Have a great weekend!

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  6. I LOVE this place!!! I went last year and had a wonderful time.....those turkeys were stalking me hahahaha

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