A coastal landmark for over 150 years, White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection home to AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star White Barn Inn Restaurant is proud to partner with legendary Montreal culinary institution, Joe Beef, for an immersive weekend of food and wine on the Maine coast.


The long-celebrated Montreal restaurant, which has consistently maintained top rankings on Canada’s prestigious 100 Best Restaurant list, will bring its philosophy of culinary excess and fun to Kennebunk from May 3-5, 2024 for a one-of-a-kind weekend of collaborative dinners, interactive panels, workshops and more. Having long been a darling of the culinary world, the restaurant’s star-studded reputation was further solidified when its was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover in 2011 and Parts Unknown (Season 1, Episode 4). Food enthusiasts and connoisseurs can expect an unforgettable experience as Joe Beef brings its unique flair and innovative approach to Kennebunk for this exclusive event. The weekend will be a celebration of culinary mastery, where guests can indulge in the signature dishes that have earned Joe Beef its revered status, all while immersing themselves in White Barn Inn’s convivial atmosphere that has captivated travelers around the world.


Since its launch as a pioneering fine dining establishment in 1973, White Barn Inn has become one of the most sought-after culinary destinations in the Northeast, only expanding its offerings to cater to the sophisticated and modern traveler. “With a long-standing history as a culinary destination, White Barn Inn is thrilled to be bringing the legendary Joe Beef to Kennebunk, Maine,” said Hugo Aguirre, Food and Beverage Director at White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection. “We are so pleased to offer our guests more than just a delicious meal, but an unforgettable culinary experience unlike any other you can find in the U.S.”


In welcoming Joe Beef to Kennebunk, the exemplary New England property is introducing a special series of culinary programming and events that will not only embrace an appreciation for coastal cuisine but also reflect the culinary legacy and timeless character shared by both brands.

Joe Beef’s Fréderic Morin will lead the weekend’s events alongside White Barn Inn’s culinary team including:


Friday, May 3

6-7pm | Cocktail & Oyster Hour: Kick off the weekend in our charming historic Barn with a cocktail from our specially selected lineup of tipples while the Joe Beef team shucks their favorite fresh Maine coast oysters.

7-9pm | From Canada to the Coast Dinner: Gather in our Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Dining destination White Barn Inn Restaurant or more. casual dining outlet, Little Barn, join us for a joyful evening rife with French fineries courtesy of the legendary culinary institution, Joe Beef.

Saturday, May 4

11-11:30am | Conversations with Fred: Meet with Joe Beef’s co-founder and learn about the history of the long-celebrated restaurant, Fred’s culinary journey and neurogastronomy and the pleasure of eating on a biological level.

2-3pm | The wines of Beaujolais Tasting with Joe Beef Sommelier Laura Piasek: Join us in Little Barn for an immersive and intimate wine tasting experience with the sommelier from Joe Beef, Laura Piasek. Learn about the wines of Beaujolais – the history, the crus, the grapes and why we love them.

5:30 – 8:30pm | Indulgent Experiences with Joe Beef: Finish your weekend of indulgent experiences with a grand, final dinner event in our 150-year-old Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Dining destination White Barn Inn with the chefs from Joe Beef and White Barn Inn’s culinary team.


Book your one-of-a-kind culinary weekend with Joe Beef at https://aubergeresorts.com/whitebarninn/experiences/a-culinary-weekend-with-joe-beef/.


About Fred Morin, chef & co-founder of Joe Beef

Fréderic Morin co-founded Joe Beef in 2005 along with his wife Allison Cunningham and former partner David McMillan. After nearly 20 years, three kids, two cookbooks, three more restaurants, a line of retail spices and sauces, hundreds of paintings, even more fleeting fascinations of worldly leisures and trades, several local and international accolades including the ultimate benediction from the late Anthony Bourdain, Fred’s devotion to the pleasures of the table remains undying. His doting captivation for grand French classics and the bounty of the North American Eastern seaboard continue to play out each day at the Joe Beef. The menu’s regular offer is replete with fresh oysters, seafood, roast fish, fowl and meats served with paragonal sauces of the old world. His cerebral yet playful animateness make dining at Joe Beef a special treat not only for the delights that grace the table but also for the rich conversations that are sparked when Fred finds his way to the dining room, with topics ranging anywhere from model trains to Jerry Garcia to neurogastronomy.


For more information, please visit https://joebeef.com/


About White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection

A beloved local landmark for over 150 years, White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection is synonymous with warm New England hospitality, rustic charm, and uncompromising attention to detail. Just a 90-minute drive north of Boston in the charming coastal town of Kennebunk, Maine, the 27-room property is renowned as one of the country’s most distinctive getaways offering supreme levels of quality, luxury, and gracious service. The hotel’s four waterfront cottages boast coastal views and access to White Barn Marina. Amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, coastal views, an award-winning spa, two restaurants, convenient access to fine shopping and art galleries in Kennebunkport, as well as a variety of experiences from bike riding to local apple orchards to traditional Maine lobster bakes. The White Barn Restaurant, a culinary legend, Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond fine dining destination, offers seasonal, contemporary New England cuisine while the new Little Barn is a casual eatery where chef Mathew Woolf brings the local Maine farmstead and fisheries to the table in flavorful, approachable dishes. In summer 2020, White Barn Inn unveiled a property-wide redesign led by New York-based Jenny Wolf Interiors that refreshed guest rooms and public spaces with playful contemporary touches and elements from local Maine purveyors.


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About Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each property is unique, all share a crafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the locale to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine, innovative spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 26 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.


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About The Friedkin Group

The Friedkin Group is a privately-held consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, AS Roma, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit www.friedkin.com.