3 Fancy Food Flights to Sample Now

By Ruth Tobias  |  July 2, 2014

Following the wine-bar model, virtually every taproom in town now offers beer samplers, while themed whiskey flights are big at Boulder's West End Tavern and coming soon to Uptown gastropub Argyll. After all, it’s a handy way to showcase a specialty — and lately, even chefs are getting into the act.

Oysterology at Humboldt Farm - Fish - Wine
This Uptown hot spot’s just-launched flight ($19, pictured top) includes a trio of oysters paired with white wines, accompanied by a card that provides introductory tasting notes. Depending on market availability, you could get Washburns, Wiannos or Naked Cowboys from the East Coast, matched with an Alsatian blend from Hugel; the West Coast selection might be Chef Creek, Goose Point or Hammersley alongside a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc; and the third pairing consists of a Kumamoto with Argentine Torrontés. Quite the elegant alternative to happy-hour deals. 1700 Humboldt St.; 303-813-1700

Ice Cream at High Point Creamery
This cool new Hilltop/Crestmoor parlor has the cutest solution to the eternal conundrum of flavor choice, presenting a quintet of scoops — all individually topped with chocolate shavings, Amarena cherries and the like — on a custom wooden board with your choice of fudge or caramel sauce (pictured below, $9). 215 S. Holly St.; 720-420-9137

Pancake Flight at Snooze
The flagship Ballpark location of this ever-popular mini-chain has long been doing three-pancake flights ($8.50), allowing you to dig into the likes of, say, sweet potato, chocolate chip and the flavor du jour — maybe strawberry malted, maybe pecan sticky bun — in one fell swoop. 2262 Larimer St.; 303-297-0700