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16-Year-Old Chef Will Open His First Restaurant

Yes, you read that right: The 16-year-old culinary prodigy Flynn McGarry's first restaurant Eureka will be opening this weekend in the West Village in New York City. The pop-up experience will be open three days a week offering a 14-course menu.

McGarry first came onto the food scene when he was just 12 years old when he started a small supper club, which has now become Eureka, out of his mother's house in Studio City, California. What began as a fun hobby of cooking for his mother's friends, the food venture started to welcome more guests and attention.

At 13, McGarry became an apprentice at Ray's and Stark Bar at LACMA under Chef Kris Morningstar and for other renowned chefs. Simultaneously, Eureka continued to serve 14 courses to 20 guests. The growing supper club established pop-ups in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Following McGarry's impressive line of experience, he was featured in the New York Times, Zagat and Time magazine last year.

Eureka will serve McGarry's signature dishes such as the peanut Ritz crackers with foie gras terrine and sour cherry compote. Others will include seawater-brined sea urchin with carrot cremeaux and coffee-pickled carrots.

Photography by: @diningwithflynn

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