Sani Gourmet Food Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece with Cat Cora

The Sani Food Festival is held at the five-star Sani Resort in Kassandra, Halkidiki in northern Greece. The festival is dedicated to excellence in world cuisine. 2010 marked the 5th anniversary of the event. Chefs Brian & Shanna O’Hea were asked to participate and assist Chef Cat Cora. This international celebration of cuisine and wine brings together some of the best chefs from Greece and abroad, from Michelin-starredchefs to rising stars in the culinary world.

During the 10-day festival, guests are treated to a number of demonstrations, presentations, hands-on workshops and wine tastings. Greece has a remarkable culinary identity: a cuisine of subtle flavours, aromas and incredible diversity are influenced by the many regional styles cooking from within Greece, its geographic location in the middle of the Mediterranean bridges east and west influences. Greek cuisine is based on simplicity, local, fresh and seasonal ingredients and the flavours of Greek cuisine are heightened by the creativity of Greece’s contemporary chefs who have one eye on creative panache and another towards maintaining the integrity of Greek cookery.

Chefs Brian O'Hea, Cat Cora and Shanna O'Hea

At the Sani Gourmet Festival (from left to right) Brian O'Hea, Cat Cora & Shanna O'Hea

Brian & Shanna O'Hea on the line with Cat Cora

Brian O'Hea gets a high five from Iron Chef Cat Cora

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.