Krista  Kern Desjarlais

Krista Kern Desjarlais


About Krista Kern Desjarlais

Krista Kern Desjarlais is the former owner of Bresca in Portland and current owner of The Honey Bee on the shores of Sabbathday Lake, has found herself a new location in North Yarmouth for a tiny restaurant. And this restaurant is called The Purple House. She was also nominated for a James Beard Award in the Best Chef: Northeast in 2018.

My Venues


  • Best Chef: Northeast Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation

Behind the Scenes

Fresh fig, rosemary, smoked
"Fresh fig, rosemary, smoked mozzarella, prosciutto, shaved fennel salad...#swoon"
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Wood roasted Lamb belly
"Wood roasted Lamb belly sandwich 🥪...olive oil mayo, Dijon vin greens with mint and basil , pickled dill pickles on the side { 📸 @#ourbellytoyourbelly"
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Live sea urchin, sparkling
"Live sea urchin, sparkling blossom sake sabayon, shaved black truffle...foodcomamaine }"
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Cooking river trout in zest
"Cooking river trout in zest magazine out this month! Words by @#whereisthesun"
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Cherry wood smoked salmon,
"Cherry wood smoked salmon, root vegetables, sake kasu in broth form and wood roasted, cherry 🍒 blossom shoyu.. served with frilly mustard green tempura..{📸 @#ouichef"
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At My Venues