FMS Have You Heard?: Teenage Foodie Wunderkind
From Business Insider:
"Beginning on September 12, McGarry will be serving a 14-course tasting menu at a permanent pop-up restaurant called Eureka, held at Carla Ruben's Creative Edge Parties dining room in New York City's West Village. At $160 a head, the tasting menu is a highly exclusive experience. Wine pairings are an additional $80."
Ever have a moment when you're feeling old and inadequate? No? Not even a little bit? Well that's cool. Gold star for you. However, after you read this, you'll start to think maybe you need to step your game up...just a little... so when I came across a story about a kid selling out a pop-up restaurant for $160 a plate, I had to see what he was all about. For one, he's 16, two, people are actually buying tickets that cost $160 a plate? Now, granted it is a 14 course meal but listen Linda listen you might have to take my faux foodie card away from me because there's no way I'd pay that amount for a meal that I'll consume in one evening...unless Beyonce was there and even then, they'd probably have to pry my fingers open to get the cash. I'm good.
But, just because I'm good, that doesn't mean you can't participate and be seated at the exclusive dinner that Flynn McGarry is putting together. Before you say, why should I give up my cash for this super kid? Well, he's not new to this, in 2013 he sold out another popup in Beverly Hills I have to admit, he's pretty damn amazing. You have to admire teens who know exactly what they want to do and make it happen. The plus is, he has a family who is in the know who also has access to the best that kitchens have to offer, but it's still remarkable that he's been able to accomplish so much at such a young age. I sometimes think back to when I was 16 and actually wanted to pursue culinary arts. I actually went as far as attending a high school that specialized in it. But as we all know, life happens and my dreams changed but kudos to him for having a plan and sticking to it. Not surprisingly, some people are unhappy about this food prodigy and I agree with them a tad, but it's not in me to hate on a kid. I sincerely wish him all of the best and look forward to seeing him on Chopped one day, if he hasn't been on already.
Gotta love New York for stories like this. Hashtag #mustbenice