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Celebrate 50 Years of Fine Dining


The Experience

A beloved local landmark for over 150 years, White Barn Inn is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Forbes 5 Star and AAA 5 Diamond fine dining destination, White Barn Inn Restaurant, in 2023. To celebrate this milestone, join us for this unique series of programming and events that will capture the property’s storied heritage, culinary legacy and timeless coastal character. Embark on a culinary journey this year and discover exceptional new menus, intimate cooking classes and unforgettable epicurean events, all led by a lineup of chefs who previously helmed the Inn’s signature restaurant, alongside the hotel’s current Executive Chef, Mathew Woolf. Partake in one-of-a-kind experiences that allow guests and locals to join in on this monumental celebration as the Inn and Restaurant continue its legacy of pioneering authentic luxury hospitality experiences.

Timeless grace at our legendary Kennebunk establishment

Experience Signature Dinners from Iconic Past Chefs

Celebrate Our Storied Heritage

Enjoy Unique Culinary Experiences


Inquire at 207.967.2321

Previous Events

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Duet Dinner with Chef Ed Gannon

Saturday, March 11

Chef Ed Gannon, who oversaw the Inn’s culinary program from 1989 - 1992, returned to take over Little Barn and White Barn Inn Restaurant in celebration of the 50th Anniversary. Chef Gannon and Mathew Woolf, the resort’s current executive chef, worked together to curate a menu of dishes showcasing some of the favorites from Gannon’s time at the resort.

Maple Syrup Magic

Sunday, February 12

Our culinary team put on a sugar on snow demonstration by the inn’s roaring bonfire to showcase how boiling maple syrup turns to taffy on a fresh bed of snow. Following the demonstration, sweet treats were surved along with hot wassail made from a local maple farm in front of the fireplace.

Duet Dinner with Chef Jonathan Cartwright

Friday, June 9th

Chef Jonathan Cartwright, who oversaw the Inn’s culinary program from 1995 - 2015, joined us for an unforgettable dinner experience in collaboration with Executive Chef Mathew Woolf. The two chefs created indulgent dishes that infuse the styles of both chefs and honor the iconic menus of Chef Jonathan's time at White Barn Inn Restaurant.

Pigs & Pinot

Thursday, August 17th

Guests indulged in White Barn Inn’s sumptuous pig roast and barbeque delights, cooked up by our expert culinary team led by Executive Chef Mathew, including quintessential, indulgent BBQ dishes like hot, buttery rolls, fresh sweet corn, coleslaw, potato salad, mac and cheese, season fruit dessert and a pig roast that is spit-roasted by your table.


Past Chef Duet Dinner With Chef Matt Padilla

Friday, September 29th

Guests celebrated White Barn Inn Restaurant’s 50th anniversary with a duet dinner with Chef Matt Padilla, spotlighting the indulgent dishes from his time as head chef and commemorating his time at the helm of our Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Dining destination.

50th Anniversary Past Chefs Dinner Finale

Friday, November 3rd

Guests joined us in our signature restaurant with Chef Matthew Padilla, and Chef Jonathan Cartwright, alongside the hotel’s current Executive Chef, Mathew Woolf to partake in a one-of-a-kind culinary experience celebrating the Inn's culinary legacy and storied heritage.

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