It’s opening night every night for the rotating roster of chefs who are breaking in the kitchen of the newly completed Arts District restaurant Bestia as a part of the pop-up chef movement known as Test Kitchen.The concept, first popularized in 2010, allows chefs with an experimental stage for which to test new ideas before their culinary creations become ink on a more permanent menu.

Downtown L.A. Living is on the Rise … especially at The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live. View listing

Through November 11th, Bestia, located at 2121 East 7th Place, will continue to feature Test Kitchen Resident Mixologists Julian Cox & Josh Goldman as well as notable chefs from around the city and country. This hotly-anticipated trattoria, re-born from an old brick building in the Arts District, comes to us from chef Ori Menashe (Angelini Osteria) and restaurateur Bill Chait (Sotto, Picca, Short Order).

The all-star guest chef lineup has included Jason Travi (Fraiche, Riva), Micah Wesler (Mezze), and Jeremy Fox (Manresa, Ubuntu, Barnyard). To view upcoming chefs and snag a seat for what is sure to be a memorable prix-fixe meal, click here.

Photos from Bestia on Facebook.