Two times James Beard Award nominee (Best New Restaurant and Rising Star Chef), Chef Bernhard Mairinger brought Los Angeles its first taste of authentic Austrian cuisine with BierBeisl Restaurant. The Austrian born chef who started his career in Los Angeles as Chef de Cuisine with the renowned Patina Group which earned 4* stars by the LA Times during his time there, was quickly recognized as one of the Top 30Under30 young talents within LA’s hospitality scene.
Critical acclaim followed, naming BierBeisl one of the Best New Restaurants on the lists of Gayot, Zagat, LA Magazine and Angeleno Magazine. After earning raving reviews from the LA Times and LA Weekly, BierBeisl was included in their 101 Best Restaurants and 99 Essential Restaurants list in LA.
National recognition arrived when Esquire Magazine named BierBeisl one of the Hottest New Restaurants in America and shortly after Chef Mairinger competed against Michael Simon and Jeffrey Zakarian on Food Networks popular show, Iron Chef America.
Other important stops of Chef Mairingers young and successful career include, Hotel Alex Zermatt (Switzerland), Ashdown Park Hotel (UK), Schloss Fuschl Resort and Spa(Austria), Hotel Zuerserhof (Austria), Restaurant Neichel (Barcelona, Spain), Ristorante Da Gianni (Mannheim, Germany), Restaurant Vendome (Cologne, Germany), Grande Sheraton Sukhumvit (Bangkok, Thailand).
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Zagat Guides recognized the young chef’s talents naming him to their 30Under30 list honoring the rising stars of the Los Angeles culinary scene. Rave reviews soon followed in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and other publications. BierBeisl was named one of the hottest new restaurants by Gayot, Zagat, Esquire, Los Angeles magazine and Angeleno Magazine. The LA Times included BierBeisl on their 101 Best Restaurants list and LA Weekly selected BierBeisl for its 99 Essential Restaurant list. The Hollywood Reporter declared Chef Mairinger to be one of the Most Influential Chefs in Hollywood with an A-list clientele.
National recognition arrived when Esquire Magazine named BierBeisl one of the Hottest New Restaurants in the U.S. and Chef Mairinger was included on the James Beard Award shortlist. Chef Mairinger made his national television debut on The Food Network’s Iron Chef America’s Battle Oktoberfest battling two Iron Chefs, Michael Symon and Jeffrey Zakarian. Chef Mairinger’s BierBeisl was also selected as a feature in the Beverly Hills Centennial cookbook. The Beverly Hills restaurant closed and a search for a new location was initiated.
Chef Mairinger has participated in major culinary events and dinners: the LA Food & Wine Festival, Los Angeles Times The TASTE, the Breeders Cup in Pasadena, and numerous underground and pop up dinners, sausage festivals, and events for the Austrian government. His homemade sausages have been selected as #1 in Los Angeles.
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