photography: Stephanie Lu Jokich & Kendall Karmanian
When most people think of the word "flight," they think of airplanes or wine. Airplane flights transport you somewhere special, and wine flights allow you to sample different tastes in one sitting. Our "flights" pull from the best of both.

Flight Chicago offers its guests a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Chicago's world-famous food scene. Each 3-hour flight visits 3 different restaurants. At each stop, our guests tour the kitchen to get a sense of how things work, and then sit down to sample tastes while engaging in a question-and-answer session with the chef.

Flights run between the hours of 2:30 and 5:30 P.M. when most restaurants are otherwise closed to the public. This schedule offers our guests an intimate look at the daily lives of Chicago's hottest and most talked about chefs, on their own turf.

Along the way you'll also meet mixologists, bakers, mongers and other local artisans, and sample some excellent wine, beer and spirit pairings offered by regional outfits.

Come with us on a flight. Meet a chef you admire, explore some new tastes, ask the questions you've always wanted to ask. We're all about learning something as we go along. And having a good time.

We're equal parts authentic, saucy, warm and silly, which equals an experience befitting the most dedicated food fanatics. We're here to celebrate food while showcasing Chicago's incredible local talent.

Get to know Chicago’s greatest food, and the people who make it happen.