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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 […]

Guest Chefs on Holland America’s Veendam Coastal New England & Canada Cruise

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Chefs Shanna & Brian O’Hea to be Guest Chefs on Holland America’s ms Veendam Shanna and Brian O’Hea, the chefs and owners of Academe and The Kennebunk Inn will be sailing as guest chefs aboard Holland America’s ms Veendam as the cruise ship sails from Quebec City to Boston. The 7 day cruise – September […] Our weekend in Kennebunkport was almost Presidential visits the Kennebunks

Julie Hatfield of, spends a weekend in Maine on the trail of formwer President George H.W. Bush Julie Hatfield, who covers Boston, New England, and International Travel for, spent several days enjoying the best that the Kennebunks have to offer – including a dinner at our restaurant Academe. …we went to the Kenebunk […]

Men’s Journal: Kennebunk Inn’s Lobster Croque Madame – Great Alternative to the Traditional Lobster Rolls

Lobster Roll Alternatives - Men's Journal

The Kennebunk Inn’s Lobster Croque Madame – A Worthy Alternative to the Traditional Maine Lobster Roll Aly Walansky of Men’s Journal set out to find alternatives to the classic lobster roll, searching from New York to New England and beyond.  Several of her picks our from our part of Maine, including the Lobster Croque Madame […]

Recipe: Seared Scallops with Chimichurri – from Good Day Maine – Friday, July 17th

Good Day Maine Recipe - Scallops with Chimichurri

Academe at The Kennebunk Inn Chef Brian O’Hea’s Seared Scallop with Chimichurri Recipe from Good Day Maine – Friday, July 17, 2015 Brian O’Hea, chef/owner of the Kennebunk restaurant Academe and The Kennebunk Inn appeared on WPFO Channel 23’s “Good Day Maine” and prepared Seared Scallops with Chimichurri. This is the recipe. Print Recipe: Seared […]

Kennebunk In Chef Owner Brian O’Hea on Good Day Maine – Friday, July 17

Shanna O'Hea on Good Day Maine

Brian O’Hea, chef/owner of The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant Academe will be on Portland Maine’s morning show, “Good Day Maine” on Friday morning, July 17th between the hours of 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM.  Chef Brian will be preparing Seared Scallops with Chimichurri, a favorite when served with fresh, sweet, ripe summer watermelon. Good […]

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

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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.”