Negroni Week 2017 Recipe: Shanna’s Life-Saving Negroni

It’s Negroni Week 2017! Time to learn how to make The Kennebunk Inn’s “Shanna’s Life-Saving Negroni” It seems only a few short years ago that The Kennebunk Inn’s chef/owner Shanna O’Hea found her “go-to cocktail” – the Negroni.  Being a chef, Shanna focused her creative efforts on improving and perfecting the Negroni. The result: a […]

Video: Epcot Food & Wine Culinary Demo – Jerk Scallops with Chefs Shanna & Brian O’Hea

Video: Guest Chefs Brian & Shanna O’Hea’s cooking demo from the 2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival – Jerk Sea Scallops with Coconut Polenta, Banana Guacamole & Banana Chip

Recipe: Jerk Sea Scallops with Coconut Polenta, Banana Guacamole & Banana Chip

Kennebunk Inn & Academe chefs/owners Shanna & Brian O’Hea gave a culinary demonstration in the Epcot Food & Wine Festival’s “Festival Center” on Friday, October 28, 2016. An appreciative audience witnessed the O’Heas preparing a Caribbean/Jamaican inspired dish, Jerk Sea Scallops with Coconut Polenta, Banana Guacamole and a Banana Chip. The recipe from their demo […]

Recipe: Chestnut Bisque – A Wonderful Soup for Winter & The Christmas Season

You can tell it’s the Christmas holiday season when you see chestnut bisque make its appearance as one of our soup specials at The Kennebunk Inn. Chef/Owner Shanna O’Hea’s scratch-made chestnut bisque is a seasonal favorite of our customers in southern Maine. It helps to take the chill off and makes for a hearty start […]

Shrimp Scampi with Pappardelle Pasta – from Our Holland America Cooking Demo

This is the recipe we prepared as part of one of our cooking demos on Holland America’s ms Veendam Canada and New England cruise in September. Print Shrimp Scampi with Pappardelle Pasta, Zucchini and Yellow Squash Ribbons – from Our Holland America Cooking Demo Shanna & Brian O’Hea served as guest chefs on Holland America’s […]

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

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 […]

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

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[…]

Recipe: Lobster Croque Monsieur from 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 […]