News & Views Winter 2008

An Occasional Publication of The Kennebunk Inn

Winter Projects

An ambitious schedule of winter improvement projects is underway with changes planned for every floor of The Inn. The major first floor change is the conversion of the Baitler Board Room to a smaller but dramatically renovated space that will function both as an integral part of Academe (expanding our daily seating capacity by 20) and as a special events room. Changes to the Board Room include: multi-light exterior doors and sidelights overlooking the patio; interior, multi-light French doors opening into the bar area; a large, flat screen TV – just in time for baseball season; a new wood floor and painting of the walls to match Academe’s décor. The spring Quarterly will describe changes now in process in rooms and suites.

Chef ~ Owners Featured at Texas Grand Wine & Food Affair

The Inn’s Chef ~ Owners, Brian and Shanna O’Hea are among 40 guest chefs from the United States, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Spain who will be offering exotic and sumptuous samplings at this year’s Grand Wine & Food Affair at the Marriott Sugar Land Town Square in Houston, Texas (April 23-27). Over 100 wineries will be in attendance to make these five inspiring days truly memorable. Guests will choose from vintner dinners, wine tastings, an elegant grand tasting, an outdoor casual sip and stroll and the around the world bistro brunch among many others. Visit for more information on this extraordinary culinary event.

Academe Seasonal Entrée

Grilled Pork Chop $22 … sautéed wild mushrooms, sweet potato soufflé topped with homemade marshmallow and a maple orange, sage sauce.

Guest Comments – Near and Far

“Great food, friendly staff” (Janet and Doug, North Stonington, CT) …“Outstanding staff!” (Frank, Bradford, MA) …“Mother’s fourth birthday here!” (Audrey, Kennebunkport, ME) …“Awesome, great food!” (Helen, Glen Cove, NY) … “Great stay, great food!” (Jim and Greta, Boston, MA) … “Very relaxing, snowy week-end!” (Jill and Steve, Tyler and Justin, Nantucket, MA) … “Wonderful experience!” (Joe, Lexington, KY) … “Great rooms!” (Doug and Bernice, Annville, PA) …“Great place, great food!” (Robert, North Kingstown, RI) … “Very good food and service!” (Matthias, Piesendorf, Austria)

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.