examiner.com: Our weekend in Kennebunkport was almost Presidential

Examiner.com visits the KennebunksJulie Hatfield of examiner.com, 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 examiner.com, spent several days enjoying the best that the Kennebunks have to offer – including a dinner at our restaurant Academe.

…we went to the Kenebunk Inn, to have an incredible dinner at its restaurant Academe. Young owner/chefs Brian and Shanna O’Hea presented a creative and imaginative menu of both original cocktails and cuisine. One of the cocktails was called “Shanna’s ‘Life-Saving’ Negroni” with Campari, Aperol, Plymoouth gin and Carpano Antica vermouth served with a brûlée orange slice “jumbo life-saver” ice cube. Another that we chose was the “Quintessential Blueberry Cosmo” with Absolut Raspberry vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice and lime juice with blueberry ice cubes. Academe’s signature Lobster Pot Pie with poached lobster and Shanna’s hand rolled puff pastry was tempting, but by this time we had had enough lobster for the whole summer, so we chose Fig and Eggplant ravioli and Citrus Crab ravioli with curry and a Cointreau citrus Alfredo sauce. Everything was absolutely delicious, and deserving to be part of The Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate” and The Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise.”

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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.