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Bacchus himself would approve of A Taste of Covington, a celebration of good food and wine held 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." Typically held in the spring, the 2020 event took place in October, expanding to a month-long wine and culinary celebration with weekly vintner's dinners, thus allowing foodies more opportunities to explore Covington's vibrant culinary scene.
The festival features vintner's dinners on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the month at participating restaurants, each hosting all-inclusive dinners of four or more courses with wine pairings. Also featured is the "Festa Del Vino" tasting event at the St. Tammany Art Association, and the "Grand Tasting," a festive evening event with live music and active sipping, held at Bogue Falaya Hall at the Greater Covington Center. A highlight of the festival is the closing Sunday 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 in 2020 included Annadele's Plantation, Del Porto Ristorante, Forks and Corks, Gallagher's Grill, Pepe's Sonoran Cuisine, Seiler Bar, Pyre Provisions, The Dakota, Half-Shell Oyster House and Meribo.
Prices vary for the various components of ATOC. Reservations are needed for most. To learn more about the event, check out our event detail.