I had a tremendous lunch the other day at the new Preston Hollow offshoot of modern American cuisine haven DISH (the original is off Cedar Springs in Uptown), which was sublime not only because the food was just as well-executed and thoughtful as at the original, but because the sips were somethin’ else. Specifically, as I perused the aperitif menu and couldn’t decide which to get, my server piped up and said the bartender could make me an aperitif flight. Que?! “Sign me up,” I thought.
Sure enough, beverage director Trevor Landry selected three potions from the “bitter appetite elixirs” menu — Bonal Gentiane Quina, Lillet Blanc and Byrrh Grand Quinquina — poured them into sexy glasses and perched them on a tray with some nibbles. Fabulous!
When Trevor arrived to let me inspect each bottle of aperitif, he pointed out that DISH Preston Hollow not only has a serious, unique-to-this-location cocktail program, but it also possesses an entire sub-menu of flights — flights of all stripes! So discriminating tipplers can explore Vodka Flagships, take a Rum Voyage, sip through Michter’s Minibar and even ponder A Matter of Peat (terroir-forward whiskies). Two other flights that caught my fancy were the House Seventy-Five, a $65 two-person French 75 that arrives with a half-bottle of Veuve, and the Manhattan Flight, demi-portions of three selections from DISH Preston Hollow’s Manhattan menu.
Clearly, this spirits situation makes DISH Preston Hollow a must-visit spot for a night of drinks (might I recommend e-hailing Uber?). Seeing as it was midday, I didn’t get to enmesh myself in the flight affair as much as I wanted to, but mark my aperitif-laced words: I will be back!