Events & Announcements Archive

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

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.

Limited Menu & Schedule: April 23 – May 4, 2019

We’re having our version of “Spring Break” in late April and early May.  Our restaurant, Academe will be operating on a modified schedule. The Inn will be operating as normal. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Restaurant Closed Wednesday, April 23, 2019 – Saturday, April 27 – Regular Restaurant Hours, Limited Menu Sunday, April 28 – […]

Join Us for Easter Brunch

Join us for our annual Easter Brunch, held on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 with seatings at 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon.

Limited Menu: February 15 & 16, 2019

Chef’s Shanna & Brian O’Hea will be cooking at Shanna’s alma mater, North Park University and Academe will be operating with a limited menu for Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th.  The O’Heas will be preparing the dessert for the Inauguration Dinner for North Park University’s 10th President, Mary Karsten Surridge in Chicago.   Their […]