Kennebunk Inn attracts more pot-pie attention

The Kennebunk Inn’s Lobster Pot Pie will be featured on a “Pot Pie Paradise” episode of the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” show at 10 p.m. Nov. 7.

This past summer, a Travel Channel crew shot owners Brian and Shanna O’Hea making the lobster pot pie in the Academe kitchen.

This is the second time the Travel Channel has visited the inn and its restaurant, Academe. Previously, celebrity chef Cat Cora featured the pot pie on an episode of the Food Network show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”


Series of classes explores healthy foods at holidays

During November, Five Seasons Cooking School will host a series of classes called “Staying Healthy Through the Holiday Season.”

The first class features seasonal immune-boosting soups, and takes place on Thursday. This will be followed on Nov. 8 by high-powered veggies and seaweeds. On Nov. 15, the final class covers healthy holiday entrees.

All the food prepared in the classes will be vegan and, when possible, organic. The classes cost $40 each, or $105 for all three. All classes take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the school, 87 Saint Lawrence St. Call 233-6846 to register.


Chamber event to feature Allagash Brewing founder

This month’s Eggs & Issues breakfast hosted by the Portland Community Chamber features Rod Tod, founder of Allagash Brewing Co. The talk and networking event takes place from 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.

Tod founded the Belgian-style brewery in 1995. This year, the company expects to brew about 50,000 barrels of beer.

Tickets to the event cost $17 for chamber members and $27 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 772-2811.


Group seeks volunteers to host visiting students

Slow Food Portland is seeking volunteers to host Italian students during a food tour, which includes stops in Maine. Hosts are needed for the nights of Nov. 26 and 27. If you are willing to host a student, contact Karl Schatz at (917) 224-8401.


Rosemont Market to host a free wine tasting Friday

Rosemont Market will hold a free wine tasting at its 580 Brighton Ave. store from 4 to

6:30 p.m. Friday.

John Dietz of Easterly Wine will show wines from France, Italy, Argentina and Lebanon.


Vote for president via special cookie purchase

Sandwich Empire will be selling the favorite cookies of Michelle Obama and Ann Romney from now until Election Day, and will post the results of sales daily at the shop.

Earlier this month, the two cookie recipes went head to head in the traditional Family Circle magazine Presidential Cookie Contest. Obama’s cookies won by the smallest margin ever in the bake-off’s history.

Obama’s recipe uses chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and mint chocolate chips, while Romney’s uses M&Ms and oatmeal in addition to chocolate chips.

Sandwich Empire is located at 21 County Road, and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.