Meet Flynn McGarry, the wunderkind of New York's fine dining scene.
If you're familiar with what's happening in the Big Apple's rapidly changing food landscape, you'll likely have heard of 19-year-old McGarry. The teenager, who has been widely praised for his innovative culinary abilities since the age of 13 operates his own restaurant called Gem.
The Lower East Side-based tasting menu restaurant and his other ventures form the narrative of a new documentary Chef Flynn, charting McGarry's unwavering obsession with cooking.
Around the age of 10, he convinced his mother Meg to allow him to turn his bedroom into a kitchen so he could practice his skills. By the age of 12, he was serving multi-course meals to a room full of diners – and charging them per head – and he landed on the cover of the New York Times Magazine by age 15!
Gem seats 18 people twice a night for a $155 12- to 15-course tasting menu, including gratuity. Diners can expect small plates and a few "family style portions and dessert".
Well, we are certainly intrigued! Looking forward to the documentary and dining in Gem next time we're in NYC.