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New 60-Seat Wine Bar, Flight, Will Open this Saturday

Edit Lab at Streetsense designed the space for Flight. Photo by Scott Suchman.
Edit Lab at Streetsense designed the space for Flight. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Washington, DC (January 16, 2014)Flight, a new 60-seat wine bar, will open this Saturday. Swati Bose and Kabir Amir, a husband and wife team, have selected an approachable wine list featuring over 70 selections with 30 by the glass options.

Flight will also serve shareable plates influenced by Executive Chef Bradley Curtis’ New England upbringing and love for Mediterranean flavors. Chef Curtis, formerly of DGS Delicatessen, Zaytinya and Graffiato, has designed a menu of wine-friendly dishes.

Edit Lab at Streetsense, designers of Daikaya and Red Hen, among others, designed the space. The ambience is reminiscent of a European neighborhood bar. The warm materials among the space reflect the winemaking process, from the clay of soils to the glass of bottles to the corks.

Frequent Flyers? This Flight is brought to you by Swati Bose and Kabir Amir, along with Executive Chef Bradley Curtis. Photo by Scott Suchman.
Frequent Flyers? This Flight is brought to you by Swati Bose and Kabir Amir, along with Executive Chef Bradley Curtis. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Flight’s wine list, organized by body and style versus region, offers mini tastes at 2.5 oz. pours, 5 ounce full-glass pours and by the bottle offerings. A restaurant-grade Coravin wine system allows for guests to taste more expensive bottles by the glass. Think: Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Serbia, Slovenia and Virginia, to name a few.

A rotating flight of the week, priced at $18, will offer three tastes of a specific region, style or varietal of wine.

Happy hour at Flight will soon be offered Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and on the weekends from 10:00 p.m. to close.

Highlights from Curtis’ opening menu include dishes like Lobster Bisque ,“Fish” and Chip Basket and Moxie-braised short ribs and Vegetarian options like Squash Dolmades, Stuffed Acorn Squash and Kale Salad. Desserts feature a dish inspired by a 100-year old recipe from Curtis’ grandmother, Tomato Soup Cake, made with a spicy rum raisin compote, toasted pecans and cream cheese frosting.

"Tomato Soup Cake," inspired by a 100-year old recipe from Chef Curtis’ grandmother. Photo by Scott Suchman.
“Tomato Soup Cake,” inspired by a 100-year old recipe from Chef Curtis’ grandmother. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Fun Fact: The Flight floor is made of corks and also serves as an official cork recycling drop-off site for ReCork by Amorim. All wine corks will be recycled into shoes, flooring tiles, building insulation or automotive gaskets, instead of a landfill. Check it out at: www.flightdc.com

Flight is located just up and to the right of Chinatown at 777 6th Street, NW in Washington, DC.

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