Stories about Bestia

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Bavel and Bestia Are Making Family Meals To-Go

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 24, 2020

There’s a bright spot on this bleak Tuesday. Beloved restaurants Bestia and Bavel have announced that they will be starting curbside takeout Wednesday. ‪Both of chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis’s restaurants will offer family-style diners for

two to six people at $49 per person. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bavel Restaurant (@baveldtla) on Mar 23, 2020 at 9:07pm PDT ‪Menus will change weekly. This week from Bestia, the meal includes house-cured meats, marinated olives, house

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L.A. special occasion takeout and delivery recommendations

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 15, 2020

from the bones, over polenta so rich it registered as custard. Pickup only Wednesday through Saturday. 6703 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 486-6703, Family-style meal (with pizzas occasionally available as specials) from Bestia in the Arts

District. (Bill Addison / Los Angeles Times) Bavel/Bestia It is surreal, when picking up meals from either of Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis’ Arts District restaurants, to peer into their emptiness. These dining rooms have been among the most consistently

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Bavel and Bestia’s Culinary Power Couple Reflects on Weathering the Shutdown

Andy Wang • Los Angeles Magazine • July 7, 2020

Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis are husband and wife, chef and pastry chef, and the visionaries behind two of L.A.’s most celebrated and successful restaurants: Bestia and Bavel. The culinary power duo, who met in 2005 when Menashe was cooking and

Gergis was a hostess at Gino Angelini’s La Terza, debuted Bestia’s rustic but modern Italian food in 2012. It quickly transformed the gritty Arts District into one of the city’s buzziest dining destinations. Food-loving scenesters from across the city

101 Best Restaurants: 15 dining destinations in downtown Los Angeles

Patricia Escárcega, Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 7, 2020

, affordable introductions to his wizardry. — B.A. 712 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021, (Bill Addison / Los Angeles Times) 24. Bestia Before walking into Bestia’s concrete bunker of a dining room I brace involuntarily, as if walking into

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Found Oyster Has a Short Menu That’s Long on Simple Pleasures

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • February 26, 2020

worked with Bestia and Bavel: Found Oyster co-owners Adam Weisblatt and Holly Fox. A lobster roll avoids the perennial question—Maine or Connecticut style?—in favor of a superior creation in which the lobster is tossed in a rich, tomatoey bisque. The

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L.A.’s dining timeline has gone through some major cultural ripples

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 3, 2020

- or four-day stints. Bill Chait is a partner; he’ll soon make his mark as one of the decade’s formative restaurateurs. His Sprout Restaurant Group (which he leaves in 2015) funds some of the decade’s defining restaurants, among them Bestia, République

Asanebo, opens his Sawtelle restaurant Shunji in a funny-shaped building once home to a Chili Bowl. He puts forth an Angeleno style of omakase interspersed with ingenious vegetable dishes. Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis launch industrial-chic Bestia in

L.A. Sommelier Anthony Cailan Accused of Sexual Assault by Multiple Women in ‘New York Times’ Report

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • November 1, 2019

, including Domaine LA, Animal, Bestia, and Hayden. Last year, he moved to New York City to oversee the beverage program of his brother’s new restaurant there, the Usual. The Times story includes four women’s stories of encountering Cailan. The accusers

Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Cámara Debut Their Collaborative Restaurant, Onda

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • October 30, 2019

at Cala, Sqirl, and Hartwood in Tulum; executive sous Andrew Ponce from Bestia; and junior sous Marco Mitre from Spago. The coffee bar will be manned by Daniel Martinez, formerly of Manresa Bread. Star sommelier Erin Rolek left her post at the

Decade in dining: How Los Angeles became America's best and most exciting food city

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 3, 2020

happening for these architecturally interesting spaces and, compared with places in Hollywood and Santa Monica, had reasonable rents. (That is not the case now.) Alma and Bestia opened in 2012. Bottega Louie was big — in the size of its footprint, ambition

strong log line. What is Ma’am Sir? It’s modern Filipino cooking by a Filipino chef. Pasjoli? It feels like eating in a bistro in Paris but with a modernist American chef who uses California ingredients. Night + Market, Bestia: They’re easy one-liners

Bestia's Ori Menashe, Taco Maria's Carlos Salgado win Best New Chef awards

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • March 31, 2015

In a ceremony in New York on Tuesday, local chefs Ori Menashe of the downtown Italian restaurant Bestia and Carlos Salgado of Costa Mesa’s tasting-menu restaurant Taco Maria were named Best New Chefs by Food & Wine, an award the magazine bestows on