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Dining with Flynn

No, this guy is not the Justin Bieber of food...he's a talent of his own!

A gourmet boat Cruise on the river Rhine from Basel to Strassbourg accompanied by a sensational dinner from young cooking shooting star Flynn McGarry is a cool experience to do!

At age 13, he mastered by cooking his way through expert level recipes in “The French Laundry Cookbook” and studying YouTube videos. So no wonder McGarry landed national US acclaim as a culinary wunderkind. He spent six years studying in elite kitchens and working alongside renowned chefs at restaurants like Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan, New York. He considers those chefs, like Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park and Ari Taymor at Alma in West Hollywood, to be his teachers.

“They let me work in their kitchens, but gave me real responsibilities and taught me the business side, instead of just having me pluck herbs,” McGarry tells The New York Times. And finally, at the still very young age of 19, Flynn McGarry opened his first fine dining restaurant in New York City. Now he is only 22 years old and foodies all over the world wonder, what comes next!


Tips for To Dos and recommended activities
  • Taking a relaxed gourmet boat cruise on the Excellence Princess from Basel (Switzerland) up to Strassburg (France) is a really fun and chilly way of travelling
  • if on your way, you get the chance to taste a 6-course menu of one of the youngest and most natural gourmet cooks of the USA, Flynn McGarry, it makes it even cooler!
  • Accompanied by the fantastic easy listening piano sound of Marcus Lippke you forget the everyday life easily
  • For sweet addicts, the world famous Nagel Patisserie in Strassbourg is a Must Do!
  • if you come during winter time, the The Christmas markets and celebrations in Alsace start every year with the first Sunday of Advent. Usually, festivities start on the last weekend of November. This Christmas markets atmosphere will last until beginning of January.  
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Sleep like a baby on the Excellence Princess from Basel to Strassbourg...                              and dine with Flynn!


At 13 years old, most people are agonizing over homework. At that age, Flynn McGarry was agonizing over ingredients for the $50 10-course tasting menu served at his pop-up restaurant Eureka, which was run out of his San Fernando Valley, California home.

Despite McGarry’s age, the food was a hit: “I’ve got to say, I was a little worried, walking up here,” one diner told The New Yorker. 

That early talent, which he mastered by cooking his way through expert level recipes in “The French Laundry Cookbook” and studying YouTube videos, landed McGarry national acclaim as a culinary wunderkind. He spent the next six years studying in elite kitchens and working alongside renowned chefs at restaurants like Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan, New York. He considers those chefs, like Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park and Ari Taymor at Alma in West Hollywood, to be his teachers.

“They let me work in their kitchens, but gave me real responsibilities and taught me the business side, instead of just having me pluck herbs,” McGarry tells The New York Times. 3 years ago, at age 19, he opened a fine dining restaurant, called Gem, in New York City. Due to the corona pandemie it was not possible for Europeans to fly over to the US. But hey, thanks god, this young talent flew over and we were so happy to enjoy a fantastic dinner on a very relaxed boat cruise from Basel to Strassbourg! And yes, this young chef cook is a talent but also very charming and natural!

 

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