Has anyone eaten Flynn McGarry's cuisine?
He's doing a popup at Fifty Seven. It seems somewhat steep at $150/person, but courses like Beet Wellington sound kind of fascinating.
Does this kid make food that is truly on the level of the best food in the world?
Yeah, I think he is. But I'm not sure how long that has been the case?
I mean, the kid has done apprenticeships at some insane places, Eleven Madison Park, Alinea, The French Laundry... by all rights he has worked at some of the best restaurants in the world. In theory, he is the best chef cooking in LA at the moment in terms of pedigree...
It is, in my opinion, on that level. (In fact, I'm planning to come down from NorCal for the August popup at Fifty Seven.) Went to his collaboration with Max at BRK Dining last year and it was one of the most memorable (and delicious) meals of my life. And I tend to build vacations around destination restaurants, so it has some legit competition.
He is (or was recently) on the line at Alma some days, and accompanied Ari Taymor to NYC for his guest-chef spot at Contra, which was, by all accounts, pretty spectacular.