Around the world in four courses without leaving wine country? It’s possible at this bright, contemporary downtown Napa space that balances fun with excellence. Only here can a top-notch tamale filled with chipotle-pulled pork, green chile and black beans be followed by cassoulet that would do any Frenchman proud—thanks to its decadent mélange of butter beans, duck confit and two kinds of sausage. With Italian and American staples in the mix as well, it might sound too eclectic for one meal, but Grace's Table earns its name with charming service and a thoughtful, well-priced wine list to bridge any gaps between cuisines. Regardless, make sure you don't miss the satiny, ganache-layered devil's food chocolate cake-a slice is big enough to split.
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