David Kesler

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Five Places In OC to Dine for Mother's Day

    Flowers? Check. Glittery card? Check. Reservations for Mother's Day? Good question. Here are a few last minute options for you to ponder. Don't forgot to make reservations! Ways & Means Oyster House - Orange Our recent On the Line subjects will be in the kitchen come Sunday for a full day of holid ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Father's Day Dining in OC: Something Besides Golf and Ties

    Mothers may carry us for nine months, but Fathers are parents, too. So we're taking a moment to check in on a few dining options this weekend. Let's pretend dad doesn't want to grill for once, but have someone cook for him. It's also less clean up in the kitchen. Reservations are always recommended. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    On The Line: David Kesler of Bistro Bleu, Part Two

    A common theme we've noticed during interviews is how chef owners tend to worry. They worry about how slammed they'll be at dinner service, or conserving energy and resources so the bills aren't high. It's these and a hundred other thoughts that ruminate every day, yet the diner only sees the end re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    On The Line: David Kesler of Bistro Bleu, Part One

    When the establishment you've worked at for so long changes their focus, do you stay? In David Kesler's case, the answer was clear. He took the opportunity to cultivate a CaliFrenchian space of his own. Between a calming color scheme and his charming wife monitoring the dining room, Bistro Bleu pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    No. 37: Chocolate Soufflé at Bistro Bleu

    Just as at any place offering soufflé, you should order it at least a half-hour in advance at Bistro Blue. But at $6 (as of this writing), this soufflé automatically distinguishes itself as the most reasonably priced in the county. Thank owner-chef David Kesler for that. This ex-chef from The Ce ... More >>

  • Food

    May 31, 2012

    Bistro Bleu Comes Out of the Bleu

    David Kesler offers inexpensive French cuisine out of an Anaheim strip mall

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    April 16, 2012

    The Cellar's Ex-Executive Chef Opens Bistro Bleu in Anaheim

    ​David Kesler, The Cellar in Fullerton's executive chef for almost a decade, has now opened his own French restaurant in Anaheim in the space he took over from Sal's Bit of Italy. Bistro Bleu, debuted a few weeks ago and seems to be making good on being a French restaurant Kesler says wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Ex-Chef From The Cellar To Open Restaurant in Anaheim

    ​David Kesler spent almost a decade inside The Cellar in Fullerton as its executive chef. Now he's on his own and on the verge of opening Bistro Bleu, a French restaurant he says will be "without the high prices, sub-par food, and pompous attitudes."The space he took over is from the recently shu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    David Kesler of the Cellar, Part Two

    Courtesy of the Cellar​Executive Chef David Kesler of Fullerton's The Cellar Restaurant is on the line this week. Here's a random fact for the readership: people who excel at both cuisine and pastry are rare in the extreme. Every culinary arts student studies pastry, but it's like being both an ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    David Kesler of the Cellar, Part One

    Courtesy of the Cellar​Hidden in the bottom floor of a beautiful old building on the edge of Downtown Fullerton, with little in the way of signage to guide one, the Cellar rewards the intrepid diner with well-cooked Cal-French cuisine. Executive Chef David Kesler, who makes the best snails I've ha ... More >>