Do you like drinking wine in places that make you feel like a historian of European art? You will appreciate Occitania. The southern French restaurant in Oakland by the Duende people have created the perfect light-soaked place to enjoy a glass, complete with arched windows, hanging gold-leaf ceramics, and eye-catching textile wall art. Your sophisticated drinking hour will probably include something from their menu of appetizers like red-wine-and-leek-braised squid. There are also terrines, rillettes, a solid lyonnaise salad, and larger options like steak frites, burgers, and creamy herb sauce covered petrale sole. Come here for dates, special occasions, or any time you want to celebrate your sun in Aries. But a glass of full-bodied red at the bar with some snacks is how we like to go.