Most 19-year-olds are either just out of high school, in college or joining the military. Within this particular demographic, Flynn McGarry stands out among his peers because he’s spending the month of February opening up Gem, a restaurant in New York City that will offer some pricey fare for hungry diners.
McGarry first entered the media sphere eight years ago, which was when he and his family lived in Los Angeles. At that time, the idea of attending dinner tastings of an 11-year-old chef would have seemed absurd. Yet enough people came to McGarry’s home and walked away impressed that he was able to lay the groundwork for this moment.
Gem will officially open for dinner on February 27, with a cafe known as The Living Room having already opened on February 12.
With Gem, diners are strongly advised to check their wallet beforehand, given the $155 price tag for anywhere from 12 to 15 different courses of food. A total of 18 people will be seated at either 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
One of the cornerstones of Gem will be its offerings of pasta, with lamb also garnering a lot of attention on the menu. Whether grilled or braised with apple cider, the lamb offered by McGarry figures to whet the appetites of the hungry diners that find their way to this establishment.
Tarrts filled with sour cream and a sandwich with cabbage taking the place of bread are some other out-of-the-ordinary aspects that Gem brings to the table. Not to be outdone are potatoes that have been braised in yogurt.