What’s New at The Kennebunk Inn & Academe

Keep up with the latest news from The Kennebunk Inn and our restaurant, Academe. From special events and seasonal happenings to holiday meals and celebrations, our news feeds will keep you abreast of everything the Inn has to offer.

If you are looking for a specific news item, you can choose from our list of news categories:


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.    

Special Menu – Wednesday 10/2 – Saturday 10/5/2019

Academe at The Kennebunk Inn will be offering a special autum menu Wednesday. October 2nd through Saturday. October 5th, 2019.

Chef/Owner Shanna Horner O’Hea Honored with North Park University Distinguished Alumni Award

Shanna Horner O’Hea was  honored with a distinguished alumni award by her alma mater, Chicago’s North Park University on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.  The awards ceremony took place during the school’s Homecoming and Class Reunion event held from September 16-22, 2019. North Park University’s Homecoming has been celebrated since 1925 and includes sporting events, art […]

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.