2018-01-28 / Front Page / JT Beacon

Cupid cooks up romance in Kennebunkport in February

Paint the Town Red events return

KENNEBUNKPORT — This February, Kennebunkport rolls out the red carpet inviting couples to rendezvous in “New England’s Most Romantic Town” during the month-long Paint the Town Red event.

The festivities officially began Saturday with the annual “Frosted! A Freezing Good Time” Ice Bar celebration at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel.

The Love KPT lodging package starts at $459 at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel and the Kennebunkport Inn, or $379 at the Grand Hotel, and includes a two-night stay, arrival goodies of red wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, a three course dinner for two, and a late check-out at noon.

The package is available at each resort for travel through March 31. To book, visit the individual property’s website. Beginning Feb. 15, the Love KPT package is also bookable for Thursday through Saturday night stays at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort starting at $499.

To help curate the perfect romantic getaway, couples can call upon Kennebunkport Resort Collection’s (KRC) Cupid Concierge. Cupid Concierge services are available for guests staying at the Kennebunkport Inn, The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel and the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort during the month of February and include curating customized music playlists for the room, delivering personalized flower bouquets, scheduling a couples massages, late check-out, delivering dessert in bed, and much more.

The Cupid Concierge can be reached at cupid@lovekpt.com or 967-1517.

For those in love and looking towards forever, the Kennebunkport Resort Collection offers a curated “Put a Ring on It” engagement package. The experience begins once a stay is booked with the guidance of KRC’s Cupid Concierge tasked with enhancing the romance element every step of the way.

The package includes: two nights’ accommodations, custom engagement ring, photographer, a framed love poem, fresh flowers, chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of Dom Pérignon, and Swarovski Crystalline toasting flutes to keep as a memento of the special day. 

Packages are available at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, Kennebunkport Inn, or the Grand Hotel this February during Kennebunkport’s Paint the Town Red celebrations. The package is also available Thursday through Saturdays starting Feb. 15 at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort. Package rates start at $11,000.

With Dock Square decked out in red twinkly lights, Paint the Town Red celebrations continue all month welcoming sweethearts with a calendar of special events:

Red Hot Events

Saturday, Feb. 3: Bubbles and Truffles with Chef Pierre Gignac of Ocean — learn the technique and preparation of chocolate truffles and sip a flight of sparkling wines; 1 p.m. at The Grand Hotel Art Gallery; $40 per person.

Saturday, Feb. 3: Oyster Shucking Class — Learn to properly shuck oysters with Chef Taylor Stanton. Includes demonstration, hands-on instruction, one dozen oysters, two glasses of wine, and light snacks. 1 p.m. at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel; $65 per person.

Saturday, Feb. 10: Wine and Valentines — sip on three wine tastings paired with light food from The Burleigh; 1 p.m. at the Kennebunkport Inn; $15 per person; $25 per couple.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Drinks through the Decades — the mixology class will teach popular cocktail recipes from six decades; 1 p.m. at The Kennebunkport Inn; $40 per person.

Red Plate Dinner Series

Saturday, Feb. 10: Earth Tasting Dinner, hosted by Chef Joe Schafer, will feature a welcome reception with passed canapés and signature cocktails, a three course family-style seated dinner showcasing new Earth dishes for the 2018 season; $125 per person includes food, wine and gratuity; 6 p.m. at The Lodge on the Cove.

Wednesday, Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Burleigh and Ocean.

Saturday, Feb. 24: Pasta Making Class and Dinner with Chef Eric Murdough teaches the basics of pasta making followed by a three-course dinner; $65 per person plus tax and gratuity; includes welcome glass of wine, class and dinner; 5 p.m. at The Burleigh.

To purchase tickets to events, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/kennebunkport-resort-collection-8295220906

Paint the Town Red deals and events are available through Feb. 28, 2018. All details, restrictions, and booking instructions can be found at. Consumers can follow the love on social media using #lovekpt.

For more information, visit: http://destinationkennebunkport.com/paint-town-red-february-kennebunkport/

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