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Are you planning on attending Kennebunkport Festival 2012, but not sure where to stay? Well I’ve some inside knowledge on a special that is being run by The Inn at English Meadows. It is newly renovated mid-1800s Greek revival home in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, owned by Eric and Liz Brodar. Having travelled the globe, Eric and Liz knew what they wanted to achieve and set out to do it when they acquired this in 2010. This B&B shines.

The Inn has  a 50% off Friday special for a two-night stay the 8th and 9th of June. In addition, since many of the festival dinners sell out, the Brodar’s have arranged for Denis Francerschini, former executive chef of Cipriani in New York City and currently co-owner of Bar Italia on Madison Ave in New York City to prepare a special dinner.

Here is the featured menu:

Polenta with Sausage

Endive, Arugula Radicchio Salad

Cavatelli with Veal Rage

Grilled Stripe Bass with Vegetable Capponata

Tiramasu for dessert

I will do a short bio of the chef after I tell you the other special. Since English Meadows is part of the Historic Inns of Kennepunkport (HIK), they will all be joining forces to host a wine tasting by going from Inn to Inn. It will be on Saturday, June 8th from 4-6 p.m.

The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport include: Maine Stay, Captain Lord Mansion, Captain Jefferds, Captain Fairfield, 1802 House, Bufflehead Cove, Cape Arundel and the Inn at English Meadows.

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Since it is nice to know a little about the chef before a special dinner. We asked Denis a few questions:

Maralyn: Do you have a favorite dish?

Denis: My favorite is , calves liver alla veneziana, love it.

Maralyn: Could you pick out one favorite cooking utensil?

Denis: A special spatula that I had custom made in Italy for my self.

Maralyn: Can you pick out one special moment that you can say was a favorite or ah-ha moment for you?

Denis: Meeting President George H. W. Bush, on a private event at Cipriani, and was given a set of cufflinks from the White House as a thanks for the service given to the Secret Service.

Maralyn: Do you have and hobbies?

Denis: I like skiing and to play tennis.

Maralyn: Do you have any tips or recommendations for those desiring to be chefs?

Denis: Being a chef is a job that can be done only with a lot of love and passion, as well as many sacrifices!

It is obvious that Chef Denis has tremendous love and passion for his cook. His special menu at The Inn at English Meadows is sure to be a treat.

The Inn at English Meadows

Phone: (800) 272-0698 (207) 967-5766
Email: innkeeper@englishmeadowsinn.com

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I hope I get to meet some of our readers at this great event.

This event 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.

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