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Friday, Apr 11, 2014

In the white room at The Flight Path

New Downtown wine bar offers sips and bites at a great value

By Jen Van Tieghem
WEB 4-16 bottle art Photo by Jen Van Tieghem

One of the first striking features of The Flight Path is its décor—or lack thereof. The stark white walls, tables, chairs and countertops give the new wine bar an almost sterile appearance. While it's not my favorite aesthetic, it does bring a sharper focus to the wine and food, which seem more brilliantly colorful in the setting. 

Another important note here is the reasonable prices, especially considering the prime location (1202 Kettner Blvd., Downtown), which you'd expect to jack up the cost. The daily happy hour (4 to 6 p.m.) features three wines at $6, three more at $8 and four small appetizers to munch on.

A friend and I jumped on these items—she started with a glass of jammy 2012 Carmenere by G7 and I chose a refreshing 2011 Pomerols Picpoul de Pinet. The latter has become one of my recent favorites. I've never been well-versed in French wine, but now that I've discovered this type—made from Piquepoul blanc grapes—I enjoy it whenever it's available. This particular glass, with its citrus notes, was an ideal match for the trio of olives lightly coated in lemon juice and zest from the happy-hour menu.

Sticking with my French-wine kick, I next enjoyed a 2009 Bordeaux blend by Chateau Les Gravières, made mostly of Merlot. This smoky-scented wine presented a tart cherry flavor that complemented the fig burrata I was inhaling with pieces of bread—another tasty treat from the food menu that came with enough to share. 

For the most part, The Flight Path sticks to the formula of a good wine bar: eclectic menu, well-paired foods and friendly service. Another note on the location: situated just steps from the Santa Fe Train Depot, it's next to a new Stone Brewing store. Both drinking establishments are part of a larger building seemingly filled with offices. If I could take a lunch break at these two spots I'd work seven days a week. 


Write to jenv@sdcitybeat.com and editor@sdcitybeat.com. Follow her on Twitter at @Jen_VT.




 
 
 
 
 
 
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