Bacchus himself would approve of A Taste of Covington, a celebration of good food and wine held each spring in the town’s historic district. Known for some of the best restaurants on the Northshore, Covington showcases its rich culinary scene with a series of vintner dinners, a Grand Tasting and champagne jazz brunch.
Begun in 2012, A Taste of Covington started as a locals’ event but as it brought in visitors who love the idea of exploring the area’s culinary bounty in such a festive way, it added to its name "5 Days of Food, Wine, Music & Art." New for 2020, the event expands beyond the first five days in April to a month-long wine and culinary celebration, with weekly vintner's dinners through April 30, thus allowing foodies even more opportunities to explore Covington's vibrant culinary scene.
The festival kicks off with concurrent vintner's dinners on Wednesday and Thursday at participating restaurants starting April 1st (continuing through April 30), and continues on Friday, April 3 with the "Festa Del Vino" tasting event at the St. Tammany Art Association, and on Saturday with the "Grand Tasting," a festive evening event with live music and active sipping, held at Bogue Falaya Hall at the Greater Covington Center. The weekend closes Sunday morning with a Champagne Jazz Brunch at Annadele's Plantation Restaurant.
Book your hotel early if you’re planning to be in town for ATOC and be sure to check out the lineup of restaurants participating in the vintner dinners.
Restaurants participating this year include (by reservation):
April 1 - Wednesday: Gallagher's Grill
April 1 - Wednesday: Del Porto Ristorante
April 2 - Thursday: Seiler Bar
April 2 - Thursday: Annadele's Plantation Restaurant
April 8 - Wednesday: Oxlot 9
April 9 - Thursday: Forks and Corks
April 15 - Wednesday: Gallagher's Grill
April 22 - Wednesday: Barrel Wine Bar
April 23 - Thursday: Meribo
April 29 - Wednesday: Pyre Provisions
April 30 - Thursday: Lola Restaurant
Prices vary for the various components of ATOC. Reservations are needed for most. To learn more about this year's event, check out our event detail.