I’ve mentioned before that Chinatown isn’t my favorite place to go for a night out, despite the fact that I live blocks away from all of its splendor. But there are exceptions. Denson Liquor Bar is one. Flight Wine Bar is another.
The space itself is very inviting, and since discovering it last winter we’ve been several times. It’s never too crowded or loud, so it’s the perfect spot for a low key evening, which is all we’ve had the energy for lately.
Flight is one of the best places to go in DC to try unusual wines. And while my experience with the food has been hit or miss, I’m still a big fan of the concept and the focus of the restaurant.
They recently changed up their menu, so we went to check it out last week. I was very intrigued by the Old World Reds Wine Flight. I mostly drink new world reds from California and Washington at home, but I’ve been trying to learn more about the old world style for a while now.
All three were delicious, but my favorite was the Tempranillo. Not surprising since it’s one of my favorite grapes. For dinner, I tried the roasted red pepper risotto. The flavors were wonderful, but the rice was a tad undercooked. Not to the point where it was inedible, but enough to take away from the enjoyment of the dish.
One of Tom’s favorite wines is Pinot Noir, so the thought-provoking light-bodied reds (quite a mouthful there) flight was perfect for him.
These wines weren’t really my style, but they were definitely very interesting. The Serbian one was very fruity to the point of tasting sweet, the French one was a bit too spicy for my palate. The last one was really good, you can’t go wrong with a Willamette Pinot Noir.
For dinner, Tom ordered the special of the night – sea bass served with asparagus and an orange cream sauce. He said it was one of the best fish dishes he’s had in a long time. I had a bite, and had to agree it was quite good, despite my seafood finickiness.
Overall, we were really impressed with the changes to the menu which is small, but focused and very wine friendly.