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At Meritage at the Claremont in Berkeley, executive chef Josh Thomsen’s Vineyard to Table tasting menu features ingredients grown specifically for him by local wine makers like Far Niente and Cliff Lede, paired to their wines. (510) 549-8510, meritageclaremont.com

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The inaugural Napa Valley Film Festival debuts November 9 to 13, featuring more than 50 independent film screenings bracketed by food and wine tastings featuring top toques such as Thomas Keller. napavalleyfilmfest.org