Art of Dining: Keller Residence featuring Chef Pierre Gignac of Ocean

The Art Of Dining. Maine chefs are paired with Maine artists in an exquisite Kennebunkport home. The Keller residence hosts acclaimed chef Pierre Gignac, of Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn. The evening will feature multiple courses with wine pairing. Proceeds support Full Plates, Full Potential, Maine’s effort to eliminate child hunger in our state.

Pierre Gignac born in Montréal, Canada. After graduating from the Institut d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Québec, Pierre apprenticed at the bastion of classic French cuisine, Montréal restaurant Chez La Mère Michel.  Pierre’s southern French bistro pleased locals, tourists, and critics for 18 years, until it closed in 2012.

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Pierre Gignac

Pierre Gignac was born in Montréal, Canada. After graduating from the Institut d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Québec, Pierre apprenticed at the bastion of classic French cuisine, Montréal restaurant Chez La Mère Michel. Pierre’s first chef’s position was at trendy Prego, an Italian eatery favored by Montréal’s celebrities, politicians, and dining elite. Chef Pierre furthered his education under Austrian chef Heinz Kattenfeld at renowned Amici restaurant in Winnipeg, Canada. After extensive travels in Asia and Europe, Pierre chose to open his first restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine, 98 Provence. Pierre’s southern French bistro pleased locals, tourists, and critics for 18 years, until it closed in 2012.