Bleu Bohème Neighborhood Eatery

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Tartare de Saumon Fumé (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Open for five years now in the Kensington area of San Diego, Owner and Chef Ken Irvine says he opened Bleu Bohème because he loves neighborhood restaurants. “When my guests walk through our doors, we want to take them away to a “different place”, he says. “What sets us apart is our stellar service, quality cuisine and a unique ambiance.”

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With a passion for French food and cooking with local ingredients, Irvine describes his restaurant as ‘AWESOME’, sourcing products from Catalina Offshore and Specialty Produce. “These places are both the best at what they do in San Diego,” he says.” Partnering with them helps us to be the best that we can be.”

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Half-Priced Wine For A Dime at Bleu Boheme

Bleu BohemeCELEBRATE NATIONAL WINE DAY AT BLEU BOHÈME WITH HALF-PRICED WINE FOR A DIME

There are two occasions for wine lovers to toast on May 25th, when #WineWednesday and National Wine Day come together. Bleu Bohème, located at 4090 Adams Ave. in Kensington, will celebrate the occasion with half-off more than 30 wine selections and select bottles of wine available for one dime, available from open until close.

Bleu Bohème’s extensive wines au pichet menu, offering quarter and half liter carafes, includes a vast selection of flavorful wines. The special will apply to any wine purchases from 6 to 9 p.m.

Guests enjoying dinner will also have the opportunity to enjoy its extensive wine list at home with Bleu Bohème’s “Wine for a Dime” promotion. Guests who purchase a select bottle of wine with their meal may purchase a second bottle to take home for only 10 cents. The Wine for a Dime offer applies to select bottles of wine.

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Easter Feast at Bleu Boheme

BLEU BOHÈME WILL CELEBRATE EASTER WITH SPECIAL THREE-COURSE BRUNCH MENU

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One of the most special Easter traditions is brunch with family and friends, and Kensington’s Bleu Bohème, located at 4090 Adams Ave., will deliver a prix fixe menu that great memories are made of from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. 

Owner and executive chef Ken Irvine has put together a decadent feast to honor the occasion, starting with a choice between salade de chevre, a mixed greens salad with goat cheese, mustard vinaigrette, grapes and shaved pear; pâté et terrine du chef and pork terrine de campagne with house-made duck pâté, pickled vegetables, croûton, olives and Dijon mustard; bisque de homard, a Maine lobster bisque with crème frâiche crouton and cognac; tarte chaude au Reblochon, a flaky pastry tart with caramelized Spanish onions, bacon, roasted apple and Reblochon Savoie cheese with salad greens; or tartare de saumon fumé with rum smoked salmon, goat cheese crêpe, lemon zest, capers and caviar crème frâiche.

Entrée selections include quiche maison, a deep dish with house smoked bacon, spinach, mushrooms, parmesan cheese, Hollandaise and a petite salad; paillard de poulet, pan-seared Jidori chicken breast served with gnocchi, wild rocket and shaved fennel salad and tarragon garlic sauce; saumon “royal,” fresh King salmon with sorrel sauce and roasted spring vegetable ragout; steak frites, a petite New York steak served with Bearnaise sauce, arugula salad and Bohème pommes frites; raviolis maison, shiitake and oyster mushroom raviolis with sautéed fresh spinach and tomato relish with fines herb sauce; eggs benedict, made with either crab cakes or Canadian bacon on a Wolferman’s English muffin with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce, served with rosemary roasted potatoes; or savory belgique prosciutto waffle topped with fig jam, arugula, Gruyere cheese and fried egg.

Easter Feast at Bleu Boheme

Brunch will commence with a spectacular selection of desserts, including mousse au chocolat: a rich dark homemade Callebaut chocolate mousse with seasonal red berries; pain d’épice: warm gingerbread with strawberry confiture and caramel ice cream; profiteroles: choux pastry puffs filled with vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate sauce; or crepe au “Nutella:” a thin crepe filled with the famous chocolate-hazelnut spread topped with vanilla ice cream. The brunch menu will be the exclusive offering on Easter Sunday, and will be priced at $49 per person. 

The petits “Bohemiens” three-course kid’s brunch begins with a choice between a blueberry muffin, a petite green salad or a cup of fresh fruit. Entrées include scrambled eggs and bacon; Belgium waffles or French toast with sweet maple syrup; chicken tenders accompanied by fries; or mac n’ cheese. For dessert, young diners will enjoy a rich chocolate mousse or a classic vanilla ice cream sundae. The children’s brunch is priced at $18 per child, and is available for patrons 12 and under.

Specialty peach, orange, lavender, pomegranate or mango mimosas, as well as bloody marys made with imported French vodka, will be priced at $7.95 each.

Tweet It: Celebrate #Easter à la française @bleubohemesd’s specialty #brunch complete with #mimosa and #bloodymary options #SanDiego #Kensington

About Bleu Bohème

Located in San Diego’s quaint Kensington neighborhood at 4090 Adams Ave., Bleu Bohème blends the Bohemian and artistic free spirited left bank of Paris with the roots and tradition of the rural areas of France, serving accessible, affordable and comforting French cuisine by chef and restaurateur, Ken Irvine. Bleu Bohème has been named “Best French Restaurant” by San Diego Magazine every year from 2010 through 2014 and was developed by 2012 California Restaurant Association ‘Restaurateur of the Year,’ Irvine. Bleu Bohème is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Social hour is from 5 to 6 p.m. daily, serving specially-priced appetizers and half-priced drinks. More information is available on the website at www.bleuboheme.com, by calling 619.255.4167 or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bleuboheme and Twitter and Instagram @BleuBohemeSD.

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National Cheese Lovers Day

National Cheese Lovers DayBLEU BOHÈME CELEBRATES “NATIONAL CHEESE LOVERS’ DAY” WITH CHEESE BOARDS, MELTED CAMEMBERT AND DECADENT FRENCH MACARONI AND CHEESE

Tweet It: Celebrate #NationalCheeseLoversDay with a decadent, #French twist on #macandcheese @bleubohemesd #SanDiego #Kensington #cheese

Les fromages, please! Bleu Bohème, located at 4090 Adams Ave. in Kensington, will celebrate “National Cheese Lovers’ Day” on Wednesday, Jan. 20 with an array of rich cheese selections, including Nouille au Fromage, a French macaroni and cheese, as well as melted Camembert and an elaborate cheese board.

Created by owner and executive chef, Ken Irvine, the Nouille au Fromage is made with a three-cheese Mornay sauce made of fontina, brie and parmesan; house-smoked bacon; and topped with shaved black truffles. The decadent appetizer, priced at $28, is meant to be shared. 

Guests may also indulge in melted Camembert, baked in a wood box and served with sliced apple and baguette croutons, priced at $19.50; or a selection of les fromages served with honey and fig jam. Current cheese options include Compte, Ossau-Iraty, Bucheron, Saint André and Bleu d’Auvergne.

About Bleu Bohème

Located in San Diego’s quaint Kensington neighborhood at 4090 Adams Ave., Bleu Bohème blends the Bohemian and artistic free spirited left bank of Paris with the roots and tradition of the rural areas of France, serving accessible, affordable and comforting French cuisine by chef and restaurateur, Ken Irvine. Bleu Bohème has been named “Best French Restaurant” by San Diego Magazine every year from 2010 through 2014 and was developed by 2012 California Restaurant Association ‘Restaurateur of the Year,’ Irvine. Bleu Bohème is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for brunch on Sunday. Social hour is from 5 to 6 p.m. daily, serving specially-priced appetizers and half-priced drinks. More information is available on the website at www.bleuboheme.com, by calling 619.255.4167 or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bleuboheme and Twitter and Instagram @BleuBohemeSD.

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A French Style Thanksgiving

BLEU BOHÈME CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING WITH SPECIALTY  THREE-COURSE PRIX FIXE DINNER

A French Style Thanksgiving

Bleu Bohème, located at 4090 Adams Ave. in Kensington, will celebrate Thanksgiving by offering a decadent prix fixe dinner from 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26.

Created by owner and executive chef, Ken Irvine, Bleu Bohème’s specialty three-course menu will be priced at $58.95 per person, with a children’s menu available for $16.95. A specialty cocktail and wine special will also be available for the celebration.

For starters, guests may choose between soupe de citrouille, a pumpkin-hominy soup with crispy parsnips and chive crème fraiche; salade de betteraves, made with fresh gold and red beets, sesame Chevre chaude, rocket greens, toasted hazelnuts and shallot dressing; or la charcuterie, featuring duck pâté du maison, prosciutto, garlic sausage, rosette de Lyon, pork terrine de campagne, picked vegetables, olives and Dijon mustard. 

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Bleu Boheme Three Course Dinner

BLEU BOHÈME SHOWCASES AWARD-WINNING MENU DURING SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK

Bleu Boheme Three Course Dinner

Owner and chef Ken Irvine of Bleu Bohème, located in Kensington at 4090 Adams Ave., will showcase his award-winning menu during San Diego Restaurant Week from Sunday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 27.

Tweet It: .@bleubohemesd to serve fabulous French prix fixe for @SDRestaurantWk #SanDiego #French #food #SDRW

Priced at $40 per person, Bleu Bohème’s three-course dinner will begin with a choice of one ‘les hors d’oeuvres’: gnocchi à la parisienne made with parmesan dumplings, Brussels sprouts, smoked duck bacon and white wine sauce; tartare de saumon fumé with rum smoked salmon, goat cheese crêpe, lemon zest, capers and caviar crème fraiche; escargots “old school” classically baked with Pernod and garlic herbed butter; la charcuterie served with prosciutto, garlic sausage, Rosette de Lyon, Copa sausage, Spanish chorizo, croûton, house pickled vegetables and olives; pâté et terrine du chef and pork terrine de campagne with house-made duck pâté, pickled vegetables, croûton, olives and Dijon mustard; moules à la crème d’ ali with black Mediterranean mussels served with roasted garlic cream, shallots and white wine; soupe à l’oignon gratinée, a French onion soup with caramelized Spanish onions, fresh herbs, beef consommé and Gruyére crouton; or salade de betteraves made with fresh gold and red beets, sesame Chèvre chaude, rocket greens, toasted hazelnuts and shallot dressing. For an additional $4 charge, guests may also select coquilles St. Jacques “Rockefeller,” spinach, house bacon, Pernod and bay scallops baked with hollandaise.

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Celebrate National Wine Day

SANTÈ! BLEU BOHÈME WILL CELEBRATE NATIONAL WINE DAY WITH HALF-PRICED WINE SPECIAL

Celebrate National Wine Day

Rosé is pink, Bohème is Bleu, and on Monday, May 25, toast National Wine Day with a glass or deux. Bleu Bohème, located at 4090 Adams Ave. in Kensington, will say ‘santè’ with 50 percent off on more than 30 selections of wines au pichet. 

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New Menu at Bleu Boheme

BLEU BOHEME BRINGS THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME TO SAN DIEGO WITH INTRODUCTION OF BOHEMIAN MENU

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Bleu Boheme, located at 4090 Adams Ave. in the Kensington neighborhood, has introduced its 3-course “Bohemian” menu for foodies craving fancy French cuisine at an affordable price, served nightly from 5 to 6 p.m. and all night on Tuesday.

Executive Chef and proprietor Ken Irvine’s three- course Bohemian menu is available for $30 per person. First course options include escargots baked with Pernod and garlic herbed butter; salade maison, a butter leaf lettuce and basil salad dressed in a tangy Dijon vinaigrette with tapenade croutons, blue cheese, apples, almonds and fresh market beets; the soupe á l’oignon gratinèe, a French onion soup with caramelized Spanish onions, fresh herbs, beef consommé and Gruyére croutons; or a hot cup of soup du jour.

Main course selections include a choice of coq au vin, a decadent boneless chicken thighs flavored with red wine, mushrooms, country smoked bacon and caramelized pearl onions; moules á la crème d’ ail, a savory dish of mussels roasted in garlic cream, shallots and white wine with pommes frites; a sizeable New York steak au poivre accompanied by pommes purèe with fresh market vegetables and peppercorn sauce; or the boeuf bourguignon cooked with red wine, mushrooms, country smoked bacon and caramelized pearl onions. For seafood lovers, the poisson special is the catch of the day prepared “façon du chef.”

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