Bestia, which launched in late 2012 in a secluded location in the former warehouse district of Downtown Los Angeles (now known as the Arts District,) has been a high-profile foodie destination since the very beginning. Meet the husband and wife team of Executive Chef Ori Menashe and Pastry Chef Genevieve Gergis and you’ll better understand why.
Restaurant impresario Bill Chait is a partner.
The food is multi-regional Italian. Everything that can be created from scratch is. Chef Ori cures his own meats for the charcuterie plates. They bake all the breads in the wood-fired oven in the early a.m. Chef Genevieve even prepares the glazes for her tarts!
“The overall industrial feel of Bestia, couplled with the passion, hard work and talent of Chef Ori and Chef Genevieve make Bestia an honest Mom and Pop restaurant (with character) built to last.”