11/20/2012 01:13:00 PM

A Look at Bestia's Menu, Opens Friday

Just when you've tired of turkey and need a respite from the family, a new restaurant will be ready for you to check out: Bestia, the Italian spot from chef Ori Menashe and restaurateur Bill Chait, debuts on Friday (Nov. 23).. We took a brief spin through the menu during a Test Kitchen run recently, getting a taste of the hand-made pastas, charcuterie like coppa di testa with arugula, persimmon and pomegranate, and lovely desserts by Genevieve Gergis. Think: rustic Italian with a California edge. With that huge, chic warehouse space, cocktails by Julian Cox and Josh Goldman, and super happening Downtown vibe, we're looking forward to see how it all comes together.

Take a look at the opening menu below, but expect a tweak here or there when you make it in: Menashe, who worked with Gino Angelini for years, is big on seasonal and changes things regularly (2121 7th Place; 213-514-5724).

Antipasti ed Insalate
Sardelle ai Ferri
grilled sardines. arugula. fennel. pomegranate. citrus vinaigrette.

Broccoli in due Modi
broccoli stems sott'aceto. floret salsa verde. fried egg. crispy kale.

Crudo di Pesce
sea bream crudo. squid ink bottarga. chili oil. lemon. breadcrumbs.

Insalata di Casa
little gems. walnut vinaigrette. house made ricotta salata. compressed radish.

Midollo al Forno a Legna
roasted marrow bone. porcini breadcrumbs. gnoccehtti. aged balsamico.

Grigliata di Polipo
grilled octopus. warm lentils. guanciale. salsa di acciughe.

Carpaccio di Bue
beef carpaccio. cured chicken egg. parmigiano cream. wild arugula.

Batillarda di Salumi Nostrano
house made, chef's selection of cured meats. traditional condiments. grilled bread.

Cozze alla 'Nduja
steamed mussels. spicy housemade 'nduja. fennel seeds. preserved lemon. grilled bread.

Coppa di Testa
house made, rolled headcheese. persimmons. wild arugula. mosto.

Puntarelle
Italian chicory & winter citrus salad. olives. pecorino toscano.

Crostino con il Cuore di Manzo
beef heart tartare. toast. mint. fresno chili. shallot. champagne vinaigrette.

Ventrigli di Pollo Rosolati
pan-roasted chicken gizzards. roasted beets. belgian endive. aged capra cheese.

Terrina di Nervetti
tendon carpaccio. preserved lemon. pistachio & anchovy gremolata. shaved heirloom carrots.

PIZZE
Pizza Margherita
san marzano tomatoes. mozzarella. basil. olive oil. sea salt.

Pizza Romana
san marzano tomatoes. oregano. garlic. anchovies. taggiasche olives.

Pizza 'Nduja
house made spicy 'nduja. san marzano tomatoes. mozzarella. scallions.

Pizza con i Salami
house made salami. ricotta. brussels sprouts. chili oil. bread crumbs.

Pizza Bianca smoked mozzarella. grana padano. radicchio di treviso. garlic.

PASTE
Cavatelli alla Norcina
ricotta cavatelli. house made, pork sausage. black truffles. grana padano.

Bucatini all'Amatriciana
charred semolina bucatini. house made guanciale. tomato. pecorino sardo.

Spaghetti Bottarghe
spaghetti mancini. squid ink & mullet bottarga. garlic. calabrian chilis. parsley. bread crumbs

Pappardelle di Castagne
hand-cut, chestnut pasta. wild mushroom ragu. poached egg.

Agnolotti stuffed pasta with braised beef cheeks. burro fuso. grana padano.

Fusilli Lunghi al Sugo di Capra
hand-rolled fusilli. braised goat. housemade ricotta salata. pistachio oil.

Strozzapretti allo Zafferano
twisted saffron pasta. calamari. colatura. currants. marcona almonds. chili.

Rigatoni al Pomodoro
rigatoni. tomato sugo. fresh ricotta. basil oil.

SECONDI
Orata alla Griglia
grilled, whole dorade stuffed with rapini ripasati.

Cassoela Milanese
braised pork & veal ribs. pork sausage. winter greens and cabbages.

Gallina ai Ferri
grilled half hen. stewed cannellini and borlotti beans. dandelion. chicken liver crostino.

Polenta anson mills polenta. grana padano.
Due Fagioli stewed cannelini & borlotti beans. herbs. breadcrumbs.
Verdure Arrostite seasonal, wood oven roasted vegetables.

DOLCI
Zeppole di Castagne con Gelato al Caffè Latte
chestnut doughnuts. softly whipped cream. coffee gelato

Tartelletta ai Cachi e Crema al Pistachio con Gelato al Laticello
persimmon and pistachio cream tart. buttermilk gelato.

Crostata al Cioccolato e Caramello Salato
cacao crust. bittersweet chocolate budino. salted caramel. olive oil. sea salt.

Panna Cotta con i Mirtilli e biscottini al Limone
Creme fraiche panna cotta. huckleberries. meyer lemon cookies.

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