Genevieve Gergis at Bestia

Bio

Pastry Chef Genevieve Gergis, with her Executive Chef husband Ori Menashe, opened a multi-regional Italian restaurant, Bestia (Italian for “Beast”), in 2010 in a downtown LA neighborhood that now boasts some of the coolest restaurants. She is a self-taught pastry chef who was given the push to pursue pastry by none-other than Nancy Silverton of Osteria Mozza.

Accolades

  • Top 50 Restaurants in LA (2014)
    Zagat
  • Best New Restaurants (2013)
    LA Magazine
  • Rising Star Chef
    Star Chefs
  • Best New Chef, California (2014)
    Food and Wine People

My Restaurants

  • Bestia
    2121 E 7th Pl
    Los Angeles, CA

Where I Eat

From My Menu

Chef Bruce Kalman reviews Agnolotti alla vaccinara at Bestia
$$$ | Italian
Downtown
1 Review
"This is one of the best pasta dishes in L.A. The cacao pasta dough pairs so well with the rich oxtail, and the dish as a whole is just so soulful."
Chef Nathan Lyon reviews Grilled whole branzino at Bestia
$$$ | Italian
Downtown
1 Review
"I love how chef Ori Menashe grills the fish whole, keeping the moisture and integrity of the fish intact, and then complements the branzino’s delicious flavor with olives, lemon, and fresh marjoram. Simplicity at it’s best. If you’ve ever been hesitant to order fish for fear that it will arrive dry, lacking flavor, and void of acidity, Bestia will change your mind. "