Bacchus himself would approve of A Taste of Covington, a celebration of good food, wine, art and music. Known for some of the best restaurants on the Northshore, Covington showcases its rich culinary scene with a series of vintner dinners, tasting events and the finale, a 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 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 with live music at the St. Tammany Art Association, and the "Grand Tasting," a festive evening event with live music and active sipping, held at the Bogue Falaya Wayside Park Pavilion. A highlight of the festival is the closing Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch, this year held at Pyre Provisions and including two seatings.
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. Participating restaurants this year include Del Porto Ristorante, Oxlot 9, Forks and Corks, Gallagher's Grill & Courtyard, Annadele's Plantation Restaurant and B&B, Seiler Bar, Pyre Provisions, The Dakota Restaurant, Half-Shell Oyster House, Desi Vega's Steakhouse and Marcello's Covington.
Prices vary for the various components of ATOC. Reservations are needed for most. To learn more about the event, check out our event detail.