Situated in the heart of Auburn’s historic Old Town, this culinary gem is housed in a brick building that dates to the Gold Rush era. Dishes on the locally sourced menu rotate seasonally, but past plates have included a duck liver mousse with strawberry, rhubarb, 18-year-old balsamic and toasted brioche, and mussels with nduja, almond milk, green garlic and vermouth. Ultimately, it’s hard to go wrong with anything on the menu. Wine is a star here, with an expansive list. The warm, sophisticated interior includes tables hewn from reclaimed bowling alley lanes (you can even see the guide arrows on the surface), and the service is just as inviting.