Eat the Kennebunks
Eat the Kennebunks Week will be a cuisine- and cocktail-centric celebration stretching from May 14-20, 2018. During this week, there will be everything from cook-offs to cocktail classes, beer and wine dinners and traditional restaurant week-style prix fixe dinners.
95 Ocean at the Nonantum Resort
Academe at the Kennebunk Inn
Choice of one
Roasted shishito peppers with citrus salt & pineapple aioli dipping sauce
Cheddar Cheese Soup with roasted cauliflower, parsnips and garnished with caramel corn
Choice of one
Cacio e Pepe
Simply “cheese and pepper,” toasted black pepper bucatini with butter, Parmesan & Pecorino Romano
Green Chili Chicken Stew
Tomatillos, poblano and jalapeño peppers, sweet potatoes, green lentils and garnished with cilantro and scallions
Choice of one
Chocolate Pudding with Fresh Whip Cream and Pecan Brittle
Seasonal ice cream and sorbet with choice of toppings
Enjoy a $15 Burger and Beer special, which features Oxbow Brewing out of Newcastle
The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn
Crotux at Garden Street Bowl
“Burger & a Pint” for $15! Choose from one of our scrumptious house spiced 8oz beef burgers on a brioche bun served with chips and a pint of frosty cold beer.
A choice of appetizers, main courses and desserts for just $25 per person. They include:
Skirt Steak with Chimmichurri Sauce, Mexican Potatoes, Asparagus
Pork Schnitzel with Apple Rhubarb Sauce, Mashed Potato, Asparagus
Thai Green Curry with Tofu or Chicken
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Shaved asparagus salad
Baby arugula, white beans, heirloom tomatoes, white balsamic vinaigrette
Sweet pea and mint soup
Pancetta, garlic herb croutons, house made Creme fraiche
House smoked scallop
Blood orange vinaigrette, Mainely Drizzles Persian lime infused olive oil, local ramps
Baked local haddock
Cilantro potato croquettes, Maine lobster, corn and local fiddlehead succotash
Pan roasted statler chicken breast
Wild mushroom & spring pea ragout with pearl onions and fingerling potatoes
Grilled petite filet mignon
Butter whipped potatoes, rosemary roasted baby carrots, caramelized shallot-whiskey Demi glacé
Chocolate Hurricane - milk chocolate mousse, Godiva anglaise
Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée -house made sugar cookie
Pecan Crusted Blueberry Cobbler - French vanilla ice cream
Mike's American Diner
A diner sampler for breakfast/lunch for $14. All meals include your choice of coffee, espresso or cappuccino and a choice of homemade muffin, fruit salad or garden salad. Yummy main course offerings include:
Lemon ricotta pancakes with a choice of meat or a garden breakfast sandwich, served on grilled rosemary focaccia, with two eggs, pesto, spinach, onion, mushroom, cheddar and bacon.
There’s also that perennial favorite biscuits and gravy, a buttermilk biscuit served with homemade sausage gravy and home fries; or cranberry chicken salad served on a grilled croissant with choice of a side; or chicken parm, one of Mike’s specialites, featuring crispy chicken cutlets served with red sauce, pasta and mozzarella cheese.
Old Vines Wine Bar
At Old Vines in Lower Village, Kennebunk, there will be two special events, including a Maine Wine Dinner on May 16, which will feature Maine foods paired with wines from around the country, in this all-American celebration of Maine food. SOLD OUT
Old Vines will also be hosting a cocktail class from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The cost is $60 per person and includes drinks, light snacks, tax and gratuity. Go to brownpapertickets.com for tickets.
On the Marsh Bistro
The Perfect Prix Fixe Dinner, Chef's Whim: $39.95
Pearl Kennebunk & Spat Oyster Cellar
Salt & Honey
Chef Jackson Yordon is offering a three-course meal for $35, including soup or salad, entrée and dessert.
Eat the Kennebunks Week will also be highlighted in our new dining guide, which will be distributed May 10 and will spotlight the culinary scene in the Kennebunks.