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 […]

Give a Gift. Get a Gift – When you order online

Place an online gift order from the Kennebunk Inn’s store at and receive a coupon for $20 off your next  purchase*.  Maine lobster specialties from our restaurant Academe make a welcome and thoughtful gift for your friends, relatives and business associates. All lobster dishes from the Kennebunk Inn are shipped to order using fresh, […]

Brian & Shanna O’Hea return as guest chefs to Epcot’s 2016 Food & Wine Festival

The chefs/owners of Academe and The Kennebunk Inn, Shanna & Brian O’Hea, return once again to Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Epcot’s annual Food & Wine Festival is one of the most heralded culinary events in the world. The 2016 festival spans 62 days in the fall and […]

Chef Shanna O’Hea Participates in North Park University’s 125th Anniversary Celebration

Founded in Chicago in 1891. North Park University celebrated its quasquicentennial last month. The 3,200 student university observed the 125th anniversary of its founding on the weekend of September 23rd, 2016 with a history and heritage exhibit, classroom sessions and alumni panels featuring accomplished alumni. Kennebunk Inn & Academe chef/owner Shanna Horner, O’Hea participated in […]

The Kennebunk Inn’s “Candy Corn Cocktail” featured on Food & Wine’s FWX blog

Food & Wine magazine’s FWX blog featured a number of very special vodka martinis including our very own Candy Cane version. The Kennebunk Inn’s Candy Cane Cocktail is a seasonal Halloween treat…

Lobster Lo Maine Now Available for Online Ordering!

One of Academe’s most popular dishes, “Lobster Lo Maine” is now available for order from FoodyDirect. Lobster Lo Maine is a local favorite and was a finalist in Maine’s Lobster Chef of the Year Competition. The dish is combines chilled fresh, never frozen lobster, meat, and delightfully tender lo mein noodles in a delicate white […]

Lobster with a Twist – Portland Magazine – Summer 2016

Shanna and Brian O’Hea, chefs and owners of the Academe Brasserie & Tavern in the Kennebunk Inn , know how to have fun with the beautiful dishes they create….

Cooking Class: Lunch at The Kennebunk Inn -Stonewall Kitchens

Chefs Shanna & Brian O’Hea will be teaching a cooking class at Stonewall Kitchen’s state of the art culinary instructional facility in York, Maine on Thursday, July 7, 2016. This hands-on cooking class

Academe Named One of Maine’s Top 10 Neighborhood Gems

We’re pleased to announce that our restaurant Academe has been named an OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award Winner in the Neighborhood Gems category. OpenTable Diners’ Choice awards are based on verified reviews by customers who made a reservation through the OpenTable system, checked in, and dined at the restaurant. You can see the rest of Maine’s […]