Events & Announcements Archive

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

Join us at The Kennebunk Inn for New Year’s Eve Dinner – 12/31/2019

Celebration at Academe means bringing together friends, old and new, with innovative cuisine and libations. Our New Year’s Eve design, this year, draws from the past of familiar flavors with our modern interpretation. Our loyal clientele has come to love our authentically simple take on comfort foods from around the globe. In addition to our […]

A Kennnebunk Christmas Tradition: Christmas Eve Dinner at The Kennebunk Inn

Join us for dinner on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM for a festive holiday dinner at our restaurant, Academe. Reservations are recommended.

Cooking Class: Lunch at The Academe – Friday, November 22, 2019

Chefs Brian & Shana O’Hea, the Chef/Owners of Academe and The Kennebunk Inn, will be teaching a culinary class at Stonewall Kitchens in York, Maine on Friday, November 22nd, 2019.  The class will be held from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  The class menu will consist of: Maple Glazed Acorn Squash with Blue Cheese Crumbles […]

Epcot Food & Wine Guest Chef Demo – Monday, October 7, 2019

Brian & Shanna O’Hea, the chefs/owners of Academe and The Kennebunk Inn gave a culinary presentation at Epcot’s annual Food & Wine festival. The O’Heas prepared a shrimp dish which was paired with a Penfolds wine. John Lowe, the brand ambassador from Treasury Wine Estates in Napa, California, gave the wine presentation.    

Chefs Brian & Shanna O’Hea at Disney World’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Shanna & Brian O’Hea, the chef/owners of Academe & The Kennebunk Inn will be returning to Walt Disney World’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival this October. They will be at The Party for the Senses and giving a culinary demo.

Cooking Class: Lunch at a Maine Brasserie – Friday, August 30, 2019

Chefs Shanna & Brian O’Hea, the Chef/Owners of Academe and The Kennebunk Inn, will be teaching a culinary class at Stonewall Kitchens in York, Maine on Friday, August 30th, 2019.  The class will be held from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  The class menu will consist of: French Onion Bisque – classic French onion soup […]

Celebrate the Kennebunks’ Seafaring Heritage with the LAUNCH! Cocktail Trail

The Kennenbunk – Kennebunkport – Arundel Chamber of Commerce is celebrating our nautical history with the LAUNCH Cocktail Trail. Sixteen local establishments have created craft cocktails for the event. Academe at The Kennebunk Inn has created the “Tow the Line” as our contribution to the trail. Tow the Line Pisco Pineapple Juice Intense Ginger Simple […]

Vintner Dinner – Boca Bacchanal

Shanna & Brian O’Hea, the chefs and owners of Academe – A Maine Brasserie and The Kennebunk Inn prepared a Vintner Dinner hosted at the home of Maria & Todd Roberts. Their dishes were paired with wines from Napa, California’s Darioush Winery. Photos from the dinner appear in the gallery below.