With seven different types of wine and whiskey flights to choose from, served in dozens of different combinations, Flights in Pleasantville has quickly become a major nightlife destination since opening back in January. Flights took off when owner Paul Paljevic’s son David, who reinvented his dad’s five-year-old wine bar, formerly called Battonage, giving patrons the choice between seven flight options: three 3 oz tastes of white or red wine for $21; sparkling wine for $28; three 1 oz tastes of scotch or whiskey for $29; Elite whiskey for $49; Family whiskey for $30; and First Class, which start at $59 and can go up to $150. Flights are delivered with tiny wooden labels beneath each glass to help identify which liquor is which.
“It gives people a chance to taste some of the most expensive whiskey in the world for a reasonable price,” says the younger Paljevic, who’s been installed as Flights’ manager.
The First Class Pappy Van Winkle Flight, for instances, features three of the famed RIP Van Winkle bourbon products: 10 yr, Van Winkle, 12 yr, and Pappy Van Winkle, 15 yr—for $150. You can also purchase an individual 2 oz glass for $60, $90, and $150, respectively.
Petite Board, $19
Porter cheddar, fontina, primo sale, prosciutto de Parma, Sujuk sausage, soppressataâ€‹.
The exposed brick, dim lighting, and wooden tables give the bar a simultaneous rustic and romantic vibe, while a 10-top bar with several TVs broadcasting the night’s sports games keeps it casual. A mellow mix of young locals and couples of varying ages filled the tables on a recent Friday night.
Flights’ build-your-own or pre-designed charcuterie and cheese boards ($19-$32) are an ideal option to split, given that most people in your party are bound to have three different drinks in front of them. They also offer small plates like bruschetta and small sandwiches ($8-$15), plus salads ($12-$13), specialty pizzas ($12-$14), and desserts ($6-$11), all of which are simple, fresh, and also good for sharing. The item that stood out the
Whiskey Waffle, $11
A Belgian waffle topped with powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream, and served with Tippleman’s Barrel smoked maple syrup.
most was the Whiskey Waffle ($11), a Belgian waffle topped with vanilla ice cream and Tippleman’s Barrel smoked syrup, which gave it a smoky, savory flavor that blended perfectly with the warm waffle and cold ice cream. For those who are into full glasses, Flights also offers beer and a satisfying cocktail menu with classic signature drinks that range from $10 to $15.
Flights Wine Whiskey Bar
10 Marble Ave, Pleasantville
(914) 769-4040; www.flightswinewhiskey.com
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