New York Goes to Maine for Spring Menus
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (MainStreet) -- New York is taking on Maine this spring during The White Barn Inn's sixth annual Guest Chef Series, in which Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux Jonathan Cartwright, of Kennebunkport, welcomes chefs from the hottest New York restaurants to join him in the kitchen at the White Barn Inn Restaurant, one of three restaurants that have maintained a AAA Five Diamond Rating for 20 or more consecutive years and the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant dining north of New York City.
During the series Cartwright will be collaborating to create delicious weekend getaways with Executive Chef Jeremy McMillan, from the Bedford Post Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property; Executive Chef Joey Campanaro from New York City's hip Little Owl; 2011 James Beard semifinalist Chef Jesse Schenker from Recette; and Executive Sous Chef Howard Kalachnikoff from the celebrated Gramercy Tavern, recipient of the Michelin award consecutively since 2005.
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The New York chefs are in good company. Cartwright has been at the White Barn Inn Restaurant since 1994, beginning as sous chef and rising quickly to executive chef. In the spring of 1999, Cartwright was invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York City and, most recently, at Versailles Palace in France, an honor accorded only the greatest chefs.