Bavel, a Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, has become a favorite amongst the city’s foodies. The restaurant is helmed by chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis, who serve up an impressive menu of mezze, grilled meats, and vegetable-focused dishes. While the focus is on traditional flavors and dishes with an updated twist, Bavel also incorporates influences from around the world, making it stand out from other restaurants in the area.
The restaurant was recently recognized as one of Bon Appétit magazine’s “50 Best New Restaurants” in 2018, as well as being named one of GQ magazine’s “Best New Restaurants” of 2018. With such prestigious honors under its belt, many have wondered if Bavel will eventually be awarded a Michelin star. After all, Michelin stars are widely regarded as one of the highest honors any restaurant can receive.
The Criteria for a Michelin Star
Achieving a Michelin star is no easy feat. The criteria for receiving one are rigorous and include factors such as quality of ingredients used, technical skill in cooking and plating each dish, level of creativity exhibited in each dish, consistency across multiple visits by inspectors, service quality and overall dining experience.
Bavel appears to have all the hallmarks of a potential Michelin-starred restaurant. The quality of its ingredients is top notch – they source their produce from local farms and make use of unique spices and herbs to create unique flavor profiles in their dishes.
The technical skill in cooking is evident with every dish that comes out of their kitchen – each plate looks like a work of art with perfect presentation and plating. Additionally, their menu showcases the chefs’ creativity with unexpected flavor combinations that are sure to please even the most discerning palate.
Whether or not Bavel will eventually receive a Michelin star remains to be seen. However, based on its quality ingredients, creative menu offerings and attention to detail when it comes to plating each dish – Bavel certainly has what it takes to make it into this esteemed list.