A Taste of Covington Food, Wine, Music & Art Festival, presented by Gulf Coast Bank, April 1-30, 2020, is an annual event revolving around Covington's stellar restaurants, arts-loving culture and the St. Tammany Art Association's "Spring for Art" in Historic Downtown Covington, Louisiana. Proceeds benefit advertising and marketing for local businesses through the non-profits Covington Business Association and St. Tammany Art Association and others throughout the year.
Following are featured events*, locations and participating restaurants.
*Subject to change; visit www.atasteofcovington.com for current information.
April 1-30, Wednesdays and Thursdays
6:30pm Icebreaker/Drinks, 7:00pm Seating
Admission: Varies, $65-125, inclusive. See links to restaurants for menus, wine pairings and prices.
For the first time, food lovers will be able to explore all of Covington's fantastic dining options, all month long! ATOC moves from two days of Vintner's Dinners to two days each week--Wednesdays and Thursdays--in April 2020. Each participating restaurant will host all-inclusive dinners of four or more courses with wine pairings.
April 1: Gallagher's Grill
April 1: Del Porto Ristorante
April 2: Seiler Bar
April 8: Oxlot 9
April 22: Barrel Wine Bar
April 29: Pyre Provisions
Dates of more vintner's dinners will be announced as the event nears. Reservations are required and seating is limited at each location.
Friday, April 3
7:30pm - 9:30pm: Festa del Vino
at St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St.
Admission: $65. Ages 21+
Fine Wine-Tasting. $65 per ticket includes logo wine glass, premium wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. Live music. Must be 21 to attend. Includes logo wine glass, premium wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. Limited to 100 tickets, sold online only; sales end April 3 (if available).
Saturday, April 4
7:00pm - 9:30pm: The Grand Tasting
Covington Trailhead & Museum, 419 N. New Hampshire St.
Admission: $55. Ages 21+
Sample over 70 wines and enjoy live music under two tents attached to the store's wine warehouse, which holds the largest selection of wines in the south. Live music. Must be 21 to attend.
Includes logo wine glass, wine tasting, cheeses and light fare. Limited to 375 tickets; sales end April 4 (if available).
Sunday, April 5
Champagne Jazz Brunch
Annadeles Plantation Restaurant, 71518 Chestnut St., Covington
Admission: $50. Ages 21+
Brunch with live jazz music. By reservation only. Must be at least 21 to attend.
Tickets and details will be available at www.aTasteofCovington.com as the event nears. No tickets are sold at the door...purchase tickets online only! A Taste of Covington events are 21 years or older for adult entertainment (no children, babies or pets). Events have sold out each year, so be sure to purchase/reserve early.
The Covington Business Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing and advancing the interest of local businesses in Historic Downtown Covington. Free parking in oxlots and side streets throughout the walkable district. A Taste of Covington's office is located at 427 N. Theard St. Suite 230, Covington.
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