The Kennebunk Inn’s famous Maine Lobster Pot Pie starred in a recent episode of the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” series. Owners of the Inn and chefs of Academe Restaurant, Brian and Shanna O’Hea, showcased their signature Maine Lobster Pot Pie in an episode, Pot Pie Paradise, which first aired on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. You can watch the “Food Paradise – Pot Pie Paradise” preview clip below. The episode will repeat periodically on the Travel Channel so check your local listings.
The Travel Channel’s series highlights some of the best eats across the country and the Nov. 7 episode, Pot Pie Paradise, is dedicated to America’s best pot pies. The Travel Channel crew visited Brian and Shanna this past summer to capture a behind-the-scenes look at their Lobster Pot Pie in the Academe kitchen.
The Lobster Pot Pie has been on Academe’s menu for more than six years and was first inspired by Shanna and Brian O’Hea’s passion for travel and local Maine foods. As chefs and a married couple who met in culinary school, their goal was to pay homage to the traditional lobster dish while adding their own personal spin. Brian’s use of signature lobster stock and delicate meat, paired with Shanna’s hand-rolled puff pastry has helped the dish gain national acclaim.
Celebrity chef Cat Cora first highlighted the Lobster Pot Pie on an episode of the Food Network show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”
Thanks to growing demand for the dish, the Inn is now shipping its famous Maine Lobster Pot Pies across the country via MaineLobsterPotPie.com. Shanna and Brian O’Hea ship fresh Maine lobster with accompaniments to doorsteps nationwide so that home cooks can prepare everything from the O’Hea’s signature Lobster Pot Pie to Maine Lobster Rolls. All orders are shipped overnight via UPS; the ingredients must remain cold and be used promptly.