Since I will be going to the Kennebunkport Festival 2012, I am eager to share some recipes and bios about the chefs who will be participating.

Jonathan Cartwright will be cooking Tuesday June 5th An Intimate Evening, 7pm-10pm – The White Barn Inn

This AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star-rated restaurant is the setting for a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience and hosted by Executive Chef Jonathan Cartwright.

My bio of Jonathan with a few interview questions is featured on CityRoom. To learn more about him click here.

Served on Summer Corn Puree & Paprika Butter Sauce

courtesy of Chef Jonathan Cartwright of the White Barn Inn


2- 1.5LB lobster steamed and broken out of the shell

6 – Ears of summer corn

0.75L (about 3 cups) heavy cream

225 g (about 8 ounces) butter, unsalted

120 ml (4 ounces) heavy cream

250 ml (8.5 ounces) lobster reduction

250 ml (8.5 ounces) Quady Essencia wine

125 ml (4.25 ounces) cognac

10 g (2 teaspoons) lobster coral

1g (1/4 teaspoon) paprika

½ Lemon for juice

salt, cayenne pepper

Apple wood chips and a smoking gun

4 Servings


In a thick bottom pan, reduce the cognac, Essencia and lobster reduction by half, add the cream and reduce by half.

Wisk in the cold diced unsalted butter and reserved lobster coral.

Season to taste with salt, cayenne pepper, paprika and a few drops of lemon juice. Strain and keep warm.


Peel the corn ears and shred the corn kernels off into a small pot.

Cover with cream and simmer for 30 minutes.

Strain and reserve liquid.

Place the corn kernels in the blender, blend and slowly add reserved liquid to make a fluid purée.

Season with salt and pepper.

Gently poach the lobster in beurre fondue until warm, place on top of a streak of corn purée.

Drizzle the paprika butter sauce around, cover and smoke, using the smoking gun with the apple wood chips.

The Kennepunkport Festival 2012 is produced and presented by Maine Magazine in cooperation with The Kennebunkport Festival Committee. There are many sponsors who support this endeavor as it benefits Share our Strength. The event will have art shows, cocktail parties, dinners and unforgettable experiences.