A Taste of Covington Food, Wine, Music & Art Festival, presented by Gulf Coast Bank, returns June 1-30, 2021. The 10th annual event revolves around Covington's stellar restaurants and arts-loving culture in Historic Downtown Covington, Louisiana.
This monthlong event features wine dinners, tastings and more, Tuesday through Friday nights with special events. Tickets and information are available at www.aTasteofCovington.com. No tickets to events will be sold at the door. Vintner's Dinners are by reservation only, made directly with each restaurant. A Taste of Covington events are 21 years or older for adult entertainment (no children or pets). Events have sold out each year, so be sure to purchase/reserve early.
Festa del Vino
Saturday, June 19, 7:00-9:00 pm
St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St.
Fine wine tasting event with live music by Christy and the Rascals features logo wine glass, premium wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. Typically held at the St. Tammany Art Association and limited to 100 tickets. Sponsored by St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper. Click to purchase tickets.
Saturday, June 26, 7:00-9:00 pm
Bogue Falaya Park Pavilion, 213 Park Drive
Guests can sample dozens of wines and enjoy live music by Steve Burke's Deja Vu Band. Admission includes logo wine glass, wine tasting, cheeses and light fare. Typically held at Aquistapace's Covington Supermaket and limited to 375 tickets. Click to purchase tickets.
Champagne Jazz Brunch
Sunday, June 27, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Seatings
Pyre Provisions, 70437 Hwy. 21, Ste. 100
A three-course brunch with Champagne and all that Jazz! $50 per person includes brunch, coffee, tea, champagne and/or mimosas and music by Steve Burke's Jazz Trio. Please note this is by reservation with tickets. Champagne and courses begin promptly at 10:00am and 1:00pm. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Menu may be subject to change due to market availability. Sponsored by Louisiana State Sen. Patrick McMath.
Click to purchase ticket to 10:00 am Seating
Click to purchase ticket to 1:00 pm Seating
6:30 pm Icebreaker/Drinks, 7:00 pm Seating
Food lovers can explore all of Covington's fantastic dining options, all month long with two dinners each week. Each participating restaurant will host all-inclusive dinners of four or more courses with wine pairings. Reservations are required and seating is limited at each location. Menus will be announced on the website, ATasteofCovington.com.
Participating Restaurants & Vintner's Dinners
Annadele's Plantation Restaurant and B&B - Friday, June 18
71518 Chestnut St., (985) 809-7669
The Dakota Restaurant - Wednesday, June 9
629 N. Hwy. 190, (985) 892-3712
Del Porto Ristorante - Wednesday, June 2
501 E. Boston St., (985) 875-1006
Desi Vega's Steakhouse - Wednesday, June 2
1950 N. Hwy. 190, (985) 276-4994
Forks and Corks - Thursday, June 24
141 Terra Bella Blvd., (985) 273-3663
Gallagher's Grill & Courtyard - Wednesday, June 9
509 S. Tyler St., (985) 892-9992
Half Shell Oyster House - Wednesday, June 16
70367 Hwy. 21, Ste. 100, (985) 276-4500
Marcello's Covington - Wednesday, June 9
324 E. Boston St., (985) 400-5668
Oxlot 9 - Thursday, June 3
428 E. Boston St., (985) 400-5663
Pyre Provisions - Wednesday, June 19 at 5:30 pm
70437 Hwy. 21, (985) 888-6129
Seiler Bar - Tuesday, June 1
434 N. Columbia St., (985) 898-3424
Proceeds from A Taste of Covington benefit advertising and marketing for local businesses through the non-profits Covington Business Association (CBA) and others throughout the year. The CBA, located at 427 N. Theard St., Suite 230, Covington, is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing and advancing the interest of local businesses in Historic Downtown Covington.
Presented by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. and the Covington Business Association.
Wine sponsors include Champagne Beverage Co., Inc., Southern Glazer's, Artisan Fine Wines, Ambeli Fine Boutique Wine Importers, Mystic Vine Importer and Distributor of Unique Wines, Vino Wholesale, Beck-N-Call Catering and Giovanna's Bakery.
Media sponsors include FOX8 WVUE-TV, The New Orleans Advocate/Times Picayune/NOLA.com, The Edge Magazine, The Lake 94.7-FM, New Orleans Magazine and 104.7 The Highway Classic Hit Country. Printing sponsored by Covington Printworks.
Music, Food and Spirits sponsors are The Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel and Sam's Club.
Safety sponsors include STP Assessor Louis Fitzmorris, Covington City Councilman Rick Smith and Resource Bank.
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