Meet the culinary Doogie Howser: teen “chef” Flynn McGarry — famous for starting a supper club in his parents’ home in California at the not-so-al dente age of 11. The 16-year old is now hitting The Big Apple ready to dish out his culinary goodness in a soon-to-open pop-up eatery in the West Village.
While most recent high school grads are considering what college courses they will be taking, McGarry is reviewing the 14 dinner courses he will be serving three nights a week at Eureka, a 12-seat restaurant named after the street on which he lived. The sure-to-be hot spot — the New York Post reports it “is already sold out through September despite the reservation site crashing,” — will be run out of the Creative Edge catering spot on Washington Street.
While McGarry plans on releasing reservations two weeks at a time for the $160 per-head fine-dining experience, he isn’t releasing the complete menu yet saying he wants to “keep a few secrets.”
Offering more courses than seats, McGarry feels diners will want to “beet it” — elaborating on one dish he has been perfecting: beet bourguignon, featuring tubers that have been “aged for three weeks and paired with slow-cooked beet juice and wilted beet greens in fermented beet butter. Though McGarry himself is under-aged, guests can also add on an $80 wine pairing to their meal.