Earlier this year Bernhard Mairinger, the young chef behind Beverly Hills' nearly two-year-old Austrian restaurant BierBeisl, was nominated as "Rising Star Chef of the Year 2013? by James Beard, and BierBeisl was also a semifinalist in the "Best New Restaurant" category. Mairinger has received consistent critical acclaim, so it's not entirely surprising to hear that the chef is relocating his small Beverly Hills restaurant to a larger space on the westside next year. Reps says that Mairinger "has decided to go on hiatus for a few months" as of November 9 and during that time he will cook for a variety of food events and also return home to Austria to resource "new ingredients, new recipes and recruiting chefs, sommeliers, and staff for his new endeavor."
After working 24/7 for two years and establishing BierBeisl as a major force in the culinary landscape, Chef/Owner Bernhard Mairinger has decided to go on hiatus for a few months so he can focus all his energy on his new concept and new location for a bigger and better BierBeisl restaurant happening in 2014. (We will be sending you details in the coming weeks – hint, it will be on the Westside!) But he won't be resting. Already on his calendar – major food festivals and TV appearances in Asia and Europe; closer to home is the Breeder's Cup VIP party with Bobby Flay; Eureka popups with wunderkind chef Flynn McGarry; classes at a local cooking school; an event at the Austrian consulate and a host of holiday parties. In the new year, Chef Mairinger will return to Austria for some family time; skiing his favorite Alps; enjoying the world's best schnapps, but more importantly he will be resourcing new ingredients, new recipes and recruiting chefs, sommeliers, and staff for his new endeavor. The last night of regular dinner service at BierBeisl will be November 9. A closing party is in the works (there's lots of wine, beer and schnapps to finish off).
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