Events & Announcements Archive

Announcements of Special Events & Holiday Celebrations from Academe and The Kennebunk Inn.

Brick Store Museum: Silas Perkins and The Kennebunk Inn

There are many stories of ghosts and witches that swirl around towns in New England. With some of the oldest buildings in the country so lovingly preserved there comes with them an abundant history…. The story of the Kennebunk Inn begins in 1799…

Chef-Owner Brian O’Hea on Good Day Maine

Brian O’Hea, Chef-Owner of The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe, and Marianne LaCroix, Executive Director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, joined Katie Simpson on Good Day Maine…

Recipe: Academe’s Epic Lobster Bloody Mary

Celebrate Maine Lobster Week with a next-level, elevated Bloody Mary. Academe’s Epic Bloody Mary is the first of three courses in our special Maine Lobster Week menu.

Special Menu – Maine Lobster Week 2021

Join us for a celebration of All Things Lobster as we celebrate Maine Lobster Week 2021! Maine Lobster Week runs from September 19th through September 25th, 2021. Academe at The Kennebunk Inn is featuring a special, fixed-price, three course lobster dinner on Thursday, September 23rd, Friday, September 24th, and Saturday, September 25th, 2021.  Our Exclusive […]

Forbes: Where to Celebrate Negroni Week in New England

Article by Jeanne O’Brien Coffey – September 2021 Don’t know about you all, but my “Summer of Joy” turned out to be mostly a slog. The bright spot: the innovative ways restaurants and bars have enhanced outdoor seating — something that I expect will continue again into this winter. A Negroni is perfect any time, […]

Celebrate Negroni Week 2021 at The Kennebunk Inn

You may have seen the article in The Portland Press Herald’s “The Wrap” column. Academe at The Kennebunk Inn is one of only two Maine restaurants observing Negroni Week in 2021. If you’ve been craving a drink in 2021, we have a great excuse – and a good cause for you!  Negroni Week 2021 runs […]

Negroni Week 2021 Recipe: Shanna’s Life-Saving Negroni

It’s Negroni Week 2021! 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 […]

Thanks to everyone who helped “make history” with our Cobblestone Project

A heartfelt thank you to all of our friends and neighbors who participated in The Kennebunk Inn’s Bar Cobblestone Project. There were over 250 individuals, families, and businesses who chose to leave a legacy as part of the project….