Join us at The Kennebunk Inn for New Year’s Eve Dinner – 12/31/2014

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 this spirit of […]

2014 Christmas Eve Menu

Capture the Spirit of Christmas at Academe & The Kennebunk Inn 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 […]

Academe’s “Playful Comfort Food” featured in Maine Magazine’s Food Blog

Although it is common for a restaurant to want their guests to feel at home, the O’Heas take the concept a step further by thoughtfully preparing foods inspired by their travels and the kind of cuisine they enjoy on their day off. – In this restaurant review from Maine Magazine, food blogger and Joe Ricchio discovers the things that have made Academe one of Kennebunk’s top restaurants for more than a decade.

Designing Maine Cooking Demonstration with Shanna & Brian O’Hea

The chefs/owners of Academe and The Kennebunk Inn, Shanna and Brian O’Hea will present a culinary demonstration at the 2014 “Designing Maine” event on Saturday, October 18th at 2:00 PM. The O’Heas will be creating a Smoked Sweet Potato Souffle with a Homemade Marshmallow Topping in the Demo Kitchen generously provided by Vic’s Appliance Center […]

Lobster Lo’Maine: #3 on the Bangor Daily News’ List of Most Unique Lobster Dishes

Academe’s “Lobster Lo’Maine” was number three on the Bangor Daily News’ list of the eight most unique lobster dishes in Maine.  Lobster Lo’Maine was Chef Shanna O’Hea’s dish in the 2013 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition.  Lobster Lo’Maine is available nightly on Academe’s dinner menu and has quickly garnered a loyal local following.   […]

Our Lobster Pot Pie in Reader’s Digest

Academe’s signature dish, Maine Lobster Pot Pie received a nice mention in the July issue of Reader’s Digest. The July issue, “Best of America 2014” issue features an article on great American food festivals. The article is on page 40 of the magazine, or you can reach the online version using the text link above. […]

2014 Greater Kennebunks Restaurant Dining Guide

It’s always nice to be written up in the York County Coast Star’s annual restaurant and dining guide to the Greater Kennebunks (Kennebunk & Kennebunkport, Maine) – and it’s really wonderful if your restaurant makes the cover. This year, Shanna O’Hea, chef/owner of Academe restaurant at The Kennebunk Inn actually topped that. She quite literally […]

Kennebunkport Food, Wine, and Art Festival Special Events

The 2014 Kennebunkport Food, Wine & Art Festival will be held from June 1st through June 8th, 2014, with events held throughout Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine. Brian and Shanna O’Hea, chefs & owners of Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern at The Kennebunk Inn, will be participating in the annual Grand Tasting event and will be […]