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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3 New and Notable L.A. Restaurants to Try in June

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • June 2, 2021

are behind this ambitious trattoria at the O Hotel. Clay Cassis hails from Bestia and Vespertine; Joel Stovall comes from Josef Centeno’s restaurants. Together, they’re cooking intriguing riffs on Italian classics. Papaya makes an appearance in a pork

Local Pastry Chefs Invite You to Beat Mitch McConnell with a Tin of Cookies

Merle Ginsberg • Los Angeles Magazine • December 14, 2020

whatever happens in Georgia). The divine cookie box will include Roxana Jullapat’s Pepparkakor (Friends & Family Bakery), Sherry Yard’s famous Chocolate Almond Cookie (Great American Baking Show), Genevieve Gergis’s Classic Spritz (Bestia/Bavel), Isa

Fabro’s Date Walnut Blondie (Bestia/Bavel), Sherry Mandell’s Tehachapi Rye Chocolate Crinkle (Tehachapi Grain Project), and Swindle’s Fig and Cranberry Rugelach—plus creations from the great bakers at Rossoblu, M. Georgina, Grist & Toll, Bakers Kneaded

Review: Chef Enrique Olvera’s Damian brings an outsider’s perspective to the Mexican table in California

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 8, 2021

Angeles. It’s located on a dead-end alleyway in the Arts District on the eastern fringe of downtown. The alley might be familiar to many. It’s the same as where the wildly popular Italian restaurant Bestia is located. When I arrive for dinner, there’s a

Kuya Lord’s Filipino feast is food of power, finesse and delight

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 3, 2021

relatives who could support me in Southern California,” he said in a recent phone interview. He was the opening sous chef at Bestia, working with Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis for almost four years. In 2017, wanting to learn the mechanics behind operating

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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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