Teenaged Chef Sells Out His 11-Course Tasting Menu

What were you doing when you were fifteen years old? Maybe you were smoking cigarettes and complaining about the opposite sex. Maybe you were reading Catcher in the Rye and getting annoyed at phonies. Maybe you were still watching cartoons. You probably weren't creating world class cuisine in New York City. Flynn McGarry, who is fifteen, just did exactly that.

McGarry has been operating a pop-up restaurant in Los Angeles called Eureka for the past year. He just brought his grub to the West Village in NYC, selling out 100 seats a night. The chef has never been formally trained, but that didn't stop him from serving up glazed green mussels with Thai curry, grilled scallop with Champagne-fermented turnips and, of course, langoustine tartare served with an emulsion made from the head of said crustacean. The pop-up was a huge success and word is he'll be back in September.

Also, to answer the question everybody is thinking, McGarry chooses the the wine pairings by smelling them, being as how it is illegal for a fifteen year old to imbibe.

Keep Reading

Next Up

United Tastes of America Locations List

Track all of Jeffrey Saad's nationwide adventures

Steak Out With Kix Brooks Location Guide

Dine at all of Kix Brooks' favorite steakhouses across the country.

Is This Sandwich Better Than a Cheesesteak? Find Out on Cheap Eats

Watch Cheap Eats' Season 2 premiere online for free with streaming on Cooking Channel.

Watch the Steak Out with Kix Brooks Premiere as He Takes On Omaha

Stream the full Steak Out With Kix Brooks Season 1 premiere on Cooking Channel.

Chef Daniel Patterson Starting Restaurant That Refuses Tips

Revered chef Daniel Patterson, of Coi fame, is starting a new eatery that will refuse tips and offer flat pricing.

Umami Burger Kills Pumpkin Spice by Making a Burger Out of it

It starts with a signature beef blend, then adds a healthy dollop of pumpkin spice mascarpone, tempura Japanese squash, roasted garlic aioli and, of course, coffee drizzle.

Natalie Forte

Learn more about the host of America's Best Bites.

NYC Steakhouse Served Up Thanksgiving Dinner for $9,000

NYC's Old Homestead Steakhouse concocted the world's priciest Thanksgiving dinner, which clucked in at $8,725 per person.

On TV

Donut Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Donut Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Sugar Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Sugar Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cake Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

New Episodes Mondays 9|8c

So Much Pretty Food Here