Taste of Covington
The Covington Business Association sponsors the annual festival of food and wine events. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, there are four-course wine dinners at participating restaurants, including Dakota, Oxlot 9, Lola, Del Porto Ristorante and others. Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket (125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, 985-893-0593) sets up two tents for wine and food tastings Friday, and the Southern Hotel (428 E. Boston St., Covington, 844-866-1907) hosts the Festa del Vino wine tasting Saturday. Visit the website for details and other events.
A Stroll Through Southern France
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer St., Metairie, (504) 896-7300
The guided tasting features 15 red, white and rose wines from Cotes du Rhone, Languedoc-Roussillon and other areas of southern France. There also are gourmet cheeses, olives, pate and baguettes. Tickets $30.
Hungry for Louisiana book signing
8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday
Crescent City Farmers Market, 700 Magazine St.
Maggie Heyn Richardson signs her book Hungry for Louisiana: An Omnivore's Journey, in which she explores the state's food culture through some of its most popular foods at locations including oyster beds, farmers markets, restaurants, roadside vendors and elsewhere.