16-year-old chef Flynn McGarry is gearing up to open a tasting menu project called Eureka NYC, which will operate out of a catering company on Washington Street called Creative Edge for three nights a week starting on September 12. McGarry — who was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine food issue last year — will serve 14-course menus for $160 (tax and tip included), with optional wine pairings for $80. The chef will prepare things like sea water-brined urchin with carrots and Ritz crackers with foie. He tells Kate Krader: "Peanut butter and Ritz is everyone’s favorite snack, not just mine...They’re fun, but a pain in the ass. I make the ridges on each cracker with a toothpick."
Word on the street is that Flynn is planning to host this pop-up for approximately eight months, although you never know — maybe if it's a big hit, it will stick around longer. As you may recall, he cooked at a version of this pop-up in NYC earlier this year. McGarry has been doing pop-ups for the last few years, and he's also staged at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world, including Eleven Madison Park and Maeemo in Norway. Tickets for Eureka NYC are available online.