Chefs to Watch 2015: Ori Menashe & Genevieve Gergis, Bestia, Los Angeles

Emily Fiffer

The skyrocket-success of Bestia—a Los Angeles darling turning out Italian food—is as unprecedented as it is impressive. Located amid a stretch of warehouses in the city’s Arts District, Bestia’s magnetic pull was instantaneous. Two and a half years in, throngs pack the industrial space with kinetic energy and ready stomachs.

When we chatted with Chef/Co-Owners Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis—...