News & Views Winter 2009

An Occasional Publication of The Kennebunk Inn

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Chef~ Owners Repeat at Houston’s Grand Wine and Food Affair and Maine’s Arts in the Inns Festival

For the second consecutive year, The Inn’s Chef ~ Owners, Brian and Shanna O’Hea, were invited to participate in the Grand Wine & Food Affair at the Marriott Sugar Land Town Square in Houston, Texas as well as the Kennebunk / Kennebunkport Arts in the Inns Festival. In the Texas event, Brian and Shanna were among 40 guest chefs from the United States, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Spain who offered exotic and sumptuous culinary samplings complemented by selections from over 100 wineries. Arts in the Inns is a unique charitable event that pares leading local artists and chefs, whose culinary creations are designed to reflect a particular artist’s work.  Once again this year’s event was a big charitable, culinary and artistic success.

Academe Seasonal Offerings

Seasonal Soup: Ginger butternut Squash Soup $5.5 cup / $8.5 bowl … Pureed and roasted squash and fresh ginger garnished with a sage cream
Seasonal Composed Salad: Maine Crab Cake and Citrus Salad $12 … Fresh local crab, panko crusted and fried over jicama cucumber and citrus supremes with a white balsamic lemon vinaigrette

Seasonal Desserts: Daily specials … all desserts now available in moderation size $3.5

Seasonal Wine: Trinitas $8.5/glass, $34/bottle … Distinctive California red wine rooted in a distinctive vineyard mission – “creating fine wines and contributing to a life well lived”

Guest Comments – Near and Far

“Simply exquisite food and outstanding service!” (Paul, Canada) … “We had a great time!” (Bjorn and Louise, Stockholm, Sweden) …“Delish – Delish!!” (Barbara and Stan, NY) …“Good hotel, great restaurant, having hands-on owners shows!” (Malcolm and Carol, UK) … “Delicious – charming – thank you!” (Fay and Nat, WA) … “First class hospitality and service – fantastic – nice big bed!” (Ed and Pat, FL) … “Wonderful experience!” (VanderSande family, South Africa) …“Very charming – loved your inn!” (Lizanne and Walt, VA) … “A beautiful and unique place – loved it!” (Jerry and June, GA) … “A very happy and memorable stay!” (Bill and Diana, UK) … “Fabulous dinner!” (Linda, FL) … “Wonderful part of the world – beds like sleeping on a cloud!” (Frances and Brian, UK) … …“Lobster pot pie – don’t miss it!!” (Jack and Mary, Chicago) … “Fantastic – first class meal!” (Dale and Judy, CA) … “Suite great, food excellent!” (Quigley family, Dublin, Ireland) …“Room: wonderful – Food: delicious … and very welcoming! Merci” (Leveaux family, Paris, France) … “Wonderful!” (Midori and Dick, Kyoto, Japan)

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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.