The “Crown Jewel” of Culinary Destinations
A One-Of-A-Kind Culinary Experience
Every great southern culinary destination has an exceptional must see and taste. For Ascension Parish, it’s “The Crown Jewel of the River Road” and one of the South’s oldest and most beautiful estates, Houmas House and Gardens.
Nestled between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Houmas House is the home of your next great dining experience. It’s three restaurants, Latil’s Landing, The Carriage House, and Dixie Café, each provide guests with a culinary experience of a lifetime all on its own. Newly opened Dixie Café has a full breakfast and lunch buffet of all Louisiana staple dishes. The Carriage House restaurant is casual dining in elegant surroundings of the 1830’s and Latil’s Landing restaurant allows guest to dine in the original 1770’s French House while enjoying a custom 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings.
These one-of-a-kind restaurants have varying menus reflecting traditional Louisiana cuisine. Each menu is updated seasonally to reflect the availability of locally grown produce, providing a true farm-to-table experience. Their Chef, Jeremy Langlois, masterfully creates wonderful dishes using the freshest local ingredients that Louisiana has to offer giving his guests an unforgettable experience in one of Louisiana’s most beautiful settings.
Since arriving to Houmas House in 2005, Langlois has quickly become a well-known Louisiana chef garnering much publicity for himself and the Houmas House restaurants. In 2005, his recipes escalated Latil’s Landing to Top 20 New Restaurants in the USA by Esquire Magazine. In 2012 he appeared on the Food Network show “Chopped”, and in 2014 was offered the prestigious opportunity to prepare dinner at the James Beard House in New York. Most recently, Chef Langlois was the recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Award by the Baton Rouge Business Report.
Do you think you have had the best culinary experience? Make Houmas House and Gardens your next destination to eat, drink, and stay a while.