Genevieve Gergis

Chef
Genevieve Gergis

Los Angeles

About Genevieve Gergis

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

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Grilled whole branzino
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, Italian, Central La
"I love how chef Ori Menashe grills the fish whole, keeping the moisture and integrity of the fish intact, and then complements the branzino’s delicious flavor with olives, lemon, and fresh marjoram. Simplicity at it’s best. If you’ve ever been hesitant to order fish for fear that it will arrive dry, lacking flavor, and void of acidity, Bestia will change your mind."
Agnolotti alla vaccinara
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, Italian, Central La
"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."