Academe returns to the Sugar Land Wine & Food Festival in Houston – April 2012

Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair 2012Chefs/Owners Brian & Shanna O’Hea once again return to the Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair in Houston, Texas. On April 18-22, 2012, Academe’s chefs were part of  The Grand Tasting & Sienna Sip & Stroll. More than 100 world-class chefs and wineries showcase their talents at this annual event. This unrivaled culinary event features some of the most sought after wines in the world paired alongside the tantalizing creations of some of the country’s most highly regarded culinary superstars.

Top chefs include Randy Evans of Haven, Kelly Liken of Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail, Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar, David Grossman of Branch Water Tavern, Jonathan Gelman of The Driskill Grill in Austin, and Mark DeNittis of Il Mondo Vecchio – Salumeria in Denver. Chefs Shanna and Brian O’Hea of Academe Maine Brasserie and Tavern at the Kennebunk Inn will return this year after their recent showcase on Food Network’s “Chopped.”

The Grand Auction includes large format wine bottles, dining experiences and other wine-related goodies and benefits The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair Scholarship Endowment for students attending the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.  Learn more about the Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair.

Grand Tasting Chefs at The 2012 Sugarland Food and Wine Affair, Houston, Texas

About The Kennebunk Inn

The Chefs/Owners of The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern met when they were students at The Culinary Institute of America. They have appeared on "Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Chopped," "Rewrapped," and "Beat Bobby Flay" on the Food Network and on the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise." They have also appeared in Oprah Winfrey's "O" The Magazine. The O'Heas have been guest chefs at Walt Disney World's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Houston's "Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair, Boca Raton's "Boca Bacchanal" Food & Wine Festival, and on Holland America Cruise Line.