Best Thing I Ever Ate – Lobster Pot Pie – Now Shipping


Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network Season 4 – Episode 14 Academe Maine Brasserie and Tavern at The Kennebunk Inn was featured on the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” episode, Reinvented Classics. (Video at the link.) The Food Network  represents the best recipe ideas, videos, healthy eating advice, party […]

2015 Walt Disney World Epcot Food & Wine Festival “Behind the Scenes”

2015 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Logo

Brian & Shanna O’Hea, the chefs, owners, and culinary geniuses behind Academe at The Kennebunk Inn return once again to Walt Disney Word’s premier culinary event, the 2015 Epcot Food & Wine Festival. The O’Heas are part of the outstanding line up of guest chefs who make each year’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival an […]

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – Kitchen Garden Dinner Series – June 23rd

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Garden Dinner Series 2015

Shanna & Brian O’Hea will host a dinner to benefit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Kitchen Garden Cafe at the Botanical Gardens.  Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens hosts more than one hundred thousand guests annually and is located on 270 […]

The Kennebunk Inn is Tech & Burgers’ “Catch of the Day”

Tech & Burgers inteview with Chef Shanna O'Hea

Tech and Burgers’ Courtney Hecktus sat down for an interview with Shanna O’Hea, chef/owner of The Kennebunk Inn and it’s signature restaurant Academe. Shanna, who along with her husband, and fellow chef/owner of the Inn and downtown Kennebunk restaurant, discusses her career path, her appearance on the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay,” as well her appearances on “Chopped” and “Rewrapped.”

Negroni Week 2015 Recipe: Shanna’s Life-Saving Negroni

Negroni Week 2015 Recipe

Learn how to make Chef Shanna O’Hea’s “Go-To” Cocktail. While The Kennebunk Inn’s chef/owner Shanna O’Hea loves a good glass of wine or a flute of Champagne, her favorite cocktail is this specially crafted Negroni. Shanna searched the world over to find a reliable cocktail of choice. While the traditional concoction is equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, Shanna’s instincts as a chef told her that there was a way to improve the flavors, and increase her enjoyment of the cocktail[…]

Celebrate National Negroni Week and Help Support Cooking Matters Maine through Share Our Strength

Negroni Week Kennebunk Maine

Join us as we help raise money for Cooking Matters Maine through Share Our Strength during the 2015 International Negroni Week, June 1-7, 2015.  More than 2,200 bars, restaurants, and taverns world wide are participating in the 2015 Negroni week, and we are thrilled to represent Kennebunk and Southern Maine to help support a local […]

Recipe: Lobster Croque Monsieur from Beat Bobby Flay

Lobster Croque Monsieur Recipe - Beat Bobby Flay

Shanna O’Hea, chef/owner of the Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern was a contestant on the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay.” Chef O’Hea made it through the first round of elimination and challenged Flay to create a New England version of the classic French Croque Monsieur. Print Recipe: Lobster Croque Monsieur […]

Recipe: Asian Caramel Crisps from Good Day Maine – May 7, 2015

Chef Shanna O'Hea's Asian Caramel Crisps on Good Day Maine

Shanna Horner O’Hea, chef/owner of the restaurant  Academe and The Kennebunk Inn, appeared on WPFO Fox-23’s “Good Day Maine” on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Chef Shanna prepared her Asian Caramel Crisps. Shanna will be appearing on the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” on Thursday evening at 10:00 PM Eastern, 9:00 Central.  Read more about Chef […]

Watch Chef Shanna O’Hea on “Beat Bobby Flay”

Kennebunk Inn Chef/Owner Shanna O'Hea on Beat Bobby Flay

Watch Chef Shanna O’Hea on Beat Bobby Flay Tune in to watch Shanna O’Hea, chef/owner of Academe and The Kennebunk Inn as she competes on the Food Network’s, “Beat Bobby Flay.”  In the competition, two accomplished chefs face off in a one-on-one competition, creating a dish using a secret ingredient chosen by Bobby Flay. The […]