Behind the Scenes with Bestia Sous Chef Rusty Reed

March 13, 2018

Rusty Reed is a really great sous chef that we are grateful to have on our team. Beyond his cooking talents he remains one of the most humble and warmest faces in our kitchen. We are equally grateful for his freestyle rapping skills that should not be underestimated. If you have the chance to listen […]

The Chocolat Behind our Budino

September 22, 2017

The Bestia dessert menu is constantly changing throughout the year, but our Chocolate Budino Tart is one of the original mainstays that never leaves. Local chocolatier and founder of Bar Au Chocolat, Nicole Trutanich supplies us with the bittersweet chocolate that gives this dessert a beautiful flavor development that the pastry team at Bestia had […]

Behind the Scenes with Bestia Chef de Cuisine Melissa

July 28, 2017

With a beyond impressive ability to keep a calm demeanor in the kitchen and an unparalleled work ethic, Melissa Lopez – Bestia Chef de Cuisine – fills a hard to replace void in our beast of a kitchen team. We asked Chef Melissa to tell us a little more about how she started her career in cooking, […]

Wine Pairings for the Bestia Menu

January 27, 2017

While it is true that an Italian origin can be traced to just about everything on the Bestia menu, lighter Mediterranean influence permeates throughout. Chef’s food is layered and balanced and the dishes range from subtle to powerful. Pairing wine with the food at Bestia doesn’t need to be complicated, but it should be noted […]