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Y&H first reported news of Flight Wine Bar coming to Chinatown back in March. Husband-wife owners Kabir Amir and Swati Bose were very secretive about their plans at the time, but now a press release reveals more about the 60-seat spot, set to open in December.
Flight will offer more than 30 international wines by the glass, including-lesser known varieties. Beer drinkers will have domestic and international brews to choose from as well, and each week the menu will feature a wine-based cocktail .
Chef Bradley Curtis, whose resume includes DGS Delicatessen, Zaytinya, and Graffito, will create shareable plates like pumpkin dolmades, root vegetable tagine, and fish and chips with anchovies, clams, and fermented potato.
Bose, who was raised in the D.C. area, was a clerk for a federal judge before deciding to get a degree from the French Culinary Institute in restaurant management. She also studied at the Sommelier Society of America and the International Wine Center in New York and has worked as an assistant cellar master at New York’s Balthazar, wine server and bartender at Ardesia, and was on the opening team at Brooklyn Winery. Amir, who worked in finance on Wall Street, has also been taking sommelier and wine classes in preparation for Flight’s opening. The couple recently relocated to D.C. from New York.
Flight Wine bar, 777 6th St. NW; flightdc.com