Recipe: Coeur a la Crème – An Elegant Valentine’s Dessert Recipe

Coeur a la Crème (pronounced “KEWR ah la KREHM”) is an elegant end to your romantic Valentine’s Day meal. The dessert is known as a “cheese heart” and is traditionally served with berries. Academe’s pastry chef, Shanna O’Hea shares her recipe for this most romantic of Valentine’s desserts. Print Coeur a la Crème – An […]

Recipe: Nutmeg Cookie Logs

To celebrate the Christmas Holiday Season, Shanna Horner O’Hea, chef and owner of the Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe, shares some of her favorite winter holiday recipes. The  first is her Nutmeg Cookie Logs. Some of our customers have told us that these cookies “taste like Christmas.” That’s a compliment we are happy to have. […]

Our Halloween Candy Corn Cocktail in Wine Enthusiast Magazine

The Kennebunk Inn’s whimsical and inventive “Candy Corn Cocktail” is featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s “Trick of Tipple – Halloween Candy Cocktails Article.” The drink evokes that childhood favorite, candy corn and is made with vanilla vodka. You can see the candy corn cocktail recipe here.

Recipe: Pork Belly from “Lobster Lo’Maine” – Chef Shanna O’Hea – Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition

Shanna O’Hea, chef/owner of our restaurant, Academe at The Kennebunk Inn will be competing in the 2013 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition during the annual Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Harvest on the Harbor.” Chef Shanna will be preparing “Lobster Lo’Maine” a playful take on an eastern favorite.  Shanna’s lobster dish pairs fresh […]

Recipe: Watermelon Carpaccio with Pan Seared Diver Scallop, Whipped Greek Feta Cheese, Pickled Red Onion, Nicoise Olives with Aged Balsamic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This scallop dish combines the fresh flavors of summer with Mediterranean influences. It takes advantage of the wonderful fresh scallops we have available to us in Maine. If you don’t have access to fresh scallops, you can substitute Jumbo Gulf Shrimp in their place. Chefs Brian & Shanna O’Hea of Academe at the Kennebunk Inn […]

Recipe: Strawberry & Rhubarb Shortcake with Fresh Whipped Cream

When it comes to a dessert that evokes the fresh flavors of summer, it’s hard to think of anything that tops Strawberry & Rhubarb Shortcake. The combination of sweet, fresh, local strawberries, tart rhubarb and smooth, fluffy whipped cream cannot be beat. Serve on a homemade biscuit and you have a home-run of a summer […]

“What’s your poison?” – The Kennebunk Inn’s Halloween “Candy Corn” Craft Cocktail

Thursday’s Portland Press Herald featured several Halloween-themed cocktails being offered by southern Maine restaurants, including The Kennebunk Inn’s own “Candy Corn Cocktail.” From the article, “Dining and Drink: What’s your poison? – Maine restaurants have potions for every palate this Halloween. The Kennebunk Inn’s chefs and bartender created this special Halloween concoction for the Inn’s […]

Maine Lobster Pot Pie – Puff Pastry Recipe

Our Maine Lobster Pot Pie was featured on The Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate” episode, “Reinvented Classics.” The Lobster Pot Pie is our signature dish at our restaurant, Academe. While the exact recipe for the dish is a secret, Chef/Owner Shanna O’Hea has agreed to share her recipe for the puff pastry “lids” […]