The womens’ specialty magazine I am interning for treated us ladies to lunch at Flight. This was my first taste of downtown upscale–no ragging on Gus’s, but I’d say it’s more southern kitchen. The restaurant was busy with business suits and client meetings. It’s not quite the place you slip off your shoes and let you hair down. Our waitresses was so sweet and knowledgeable about the menu. She kindly explained that the “flights” on the menu come in three courses served at once. The triads compliment each other and are grouped by city.
Most of the ladies went with the special of the day. From the far left you’re seeing: (1) ahi tuna on a bed of wasabi mashed taters, (2) shrimp and fried rice and (3) spring rolls. The tuna was just-plucked-from-the-sea good. The taters were a little bit dry, but the ladies said that I was sure crazy and just needed to mix in a bit more of the sauce.
We complimented our lunch with two flights of wine, one red and one white. The flights came with informational cards explaining the notes of each beverage. Our waitress even said that we could keep the card for posterity or future wine purchasing purposes. We each tried each of the wines. Now I have mono.
Just kidding–southern women always keep their mouths clean.
Now this was the finish line, our final destination. We had both the creme brulee flight and the southern flight. Plates all around, we shared this one too. Up top, from the left, this is what you’re seeing: (1)orange creme, (2) plain ol’ creme and (3) chocolate creme brulee. Down low, from the left, this is what you’re seeing: (1)blackberry cobler, (2) bread pudding and (3) derby pie. I’d never heard of derby pie. Our waitress said that it is like pecan pie with chocolate. Has anyone heard of it before? It’s not something my Alabama family serves.
Flight is the type of restaurant I’d take a date I was trying to impress for dinner–not one I was trying to get rid of. The prices aren’t to high and the restaurant just feels nice. Take a look at the menu (“ctrl+” enlarges your screen):