A Day in the Life of a Memphis Foodie

Memphis magazine Staff

(page 9 of 10)


After The Game: 9:30 pm


—Best Wine List, new winner—

Come to think of it, whoever suggested Flight for drinks after the game is a brilliant son-of-a-gun. (Guilty as charged!) The Grizzlies’ victory tonight was so delicious that a mere beer wouldn’t do, and there’s a fine symmetry at play with Mike Miller’s astounding three-pointers and the restaurant’s unique three wines/three small plate pairings. So here we were dissecting every pass, every dribble, every appearance by the Bongo Lady. This could take a while, but no worries, as Flight serves dinner late on Fridays and Saturdays. We settled in and ordered the Legends Flight, a particularly excellent wine trio of the 2010 Caymus Special Selection, the 2009 Opus One, and the 2009 Joseph Phelps Insignia. These reds are rich, so we naturally opted for the restaurant’s steak flight featuring a boursin-stuffed filet and New Zealand Wapiti elk. It was packed here, but the service was flawless. (Indeed, we hear that the operation is so wrinkle-free that more than once patrons have had to be disabused of the notion that Flight is a chain restaurant.) Chef-partner Joshua Perkins’ huddle-up message for the staff stresses loyalty and humility. In the restaurant business, as in basketball, teamwork is key.   — Susan Ellis


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