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Welcome to Hunter County Cuisine & Wine Bar!

Bringing farm-to-table dining to Peterborough’s Hunter Street Café district, Hunter strives to serve entirely local, Ontario grown food with a focus on sustainability, animal welfare, and organic practices.

Our ‘eat local’ concept extends to our carefully curated beverage program that features an all VQA wine list, and over 50 Ontario craft beers.

With rustic barn board decor, vibrant local artwork, a large garden patio, and an open concept kitchen, Hunter offers both a cozy place to unwind and a unique dining experience. Our knowledgeable team invites you to join us for an elevated, yet uncomplicated experience.

Dinner Menu

Dinner Menu

Starters

Elk Carpaccio
Our house specialty.  Thinly sliced elk with house croutons, house  made cilantro dressing and fresh lovage.
16

Korean Fried Cauliflower
Firm bites of select Ontario cauliflower dressed in a sweet and salty soy reduction, gently deep fried and served with market fresh vegetables.

13

Grilled Ontario Shrimp
A quarter pound of fresh shrimp harvested at First Ontario Shrimp Farm in Campbellford, lightly tossed in house made hoisin and served with a sweet and spicy chili pepper preserve.
16

Crisp Rainbow Smelt
Delicious and sustainable local smelts dusted with Chef’s family seasoning and cornmeal, with house gherkin and fricasee du Homard.
15

Soups and Salads

French Onion
Sweet caramelized Ontario onion, beef stock, Creekside Syrah and brandy broth, house crouton, Niagara Gold cheese.
11

Market Squash
Sweet roasted squash pureed with sweet Ontario onions and house vegetable stock, finished with crème fraiche and scallions.
12

Soup du Jour
Made with the finest locally sourced ingredients.  Ask your server for today’s soup.

Soba Salad
Soba noodles topped with carrot, pickled parsnip, sweet bell peppers, Waymac Farms cremini mushrooms and house-made sesame vinaigrette.
12

Kohlrabi Apple Salad
Crisp Ontario kohlrabi and autumn apple julienne, fresh tarragon, Muskoka cranberries, toasted sunflower seeds, and house dressing.
12

Autumn Salad
Ontario grown potatoes and root vegetables served warm with crisp pork belly, Crosswind Farm Feta, and dressed with house poppy seed dressing.
13

Add Chicken – We proudly serve organically raised chicken from Yorkshire Valley Farms, the best tasting chicken in Ontario! 5

Add Crosswind Farm Feta – 4

For Sharing

Flatbreads

Pierogi
Roasted Ontario sweet potatoes, sweet caramelized onion, house crema and Ontario bacon crumble.
18

Burrata
Melted Bella Casara buffalo mozzarella, hothouse tomatoes, and fresh basil.
21

Funghi
Waymac Farms oyster mushrooms, roasted Ontario heirloom garlic, house crema, crisp arugula.
18

Boards and Platters

Crudite Platter
A selection of market fresh local vegetables, with house pickles and preserves. Served with three different dressings and house seasoning.
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Appetizer Platter
A selection of Korean fried cauliflower, elk carpaccio, crispy smelts, with fresh carrots and pickled parsnips.
30

Cheese
All cheese served with house pickles, preserves and autumn harvest apples. 1.5oz servings.

Tania
Toscana sheep’s milk, Mariposa Dairy, Lindsay ON.  Mild, sweet, and nutty.  A multiple award winning cheese.
9

Lankaaster
Aged Gouda style cow’s milk, Glengarry Fine Cheeses, Lancaster, ON. Named “Supreme Global Champion” at the Global Cheese Awards in 2013.  Mild, butter/creamy, with no bitter or sharp notes; mellow and complex. Widely regarded as the best cheese in Canada.
12

Celtic Blue
Cow’s milk, Glengarry Fine Cheeses, Lancaster, ON. Savoury, tangy and very buttery with an underlying saltiness.  A mild blue.
10

Ashley
Goat’s milk, Albert’s Leap, Vaughan, ON. Soft, creamy and chalky with a layer of vegetable ash. Bloomy rind.
9

Oxford St
Buffalo Gouda Water Buffalo Milk, Quality Cheese, Vaughan, ON. Sweet and slightly grassy. Buttery with some nutty notes.
11

Golden Blyth
Goat’s milk, Blyth Farm Cheese, Blyth, ON. Firm, mild, rustic cheese.  Sweet and savoury with some caramel and pineapple notes. Balanced with a delicate saltiness.
10

Mouton Rouge
Raw sheep’s milk, Best Baa Dairy, Fergus, ON. Nutty rind with a buttery paste. Fresh and grassy.
11

Wine Pairing
Add a 3oz glass of sommelier selected wine to pair with your cheese.
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Any 3 cheeses ~ 28   

Any 4 cheeses ~ 37   

Any 5 cheeses ~ 46

Mains

Hunter

Pheasant Normandy
A classic French autumn dish.  Ontario pheasant roasted with autumn harvest apples, Waymac Farms cremini mushrooms, crisp fried sage and crisp pork belly.
30

Butter Chicken
Yorkshire Valley Farms organic chicken leg, pan roasted and served over black duck wild rice with house butter sauce.
28

Rainbow Trout
Linwood Acres trout crusted with a light sugar citrus rub, served with polenta and seasonal vegetables.
28

Smoked Ribeye
Artisan Farms Angus Beef, cold smoked in-house, accompanied by house-made lemon barbecue sauce.
10oz ~ 28           12oz ~ 44

New York Strip
Artisan Farms grass fed angus, dry-aged for minimum 60 days for greater flavour and tenderness.
8oz ~ 34           10oz ~ 40

Venison Rib
Pan seared venison served with vodka infused, herbed apple sauce.
38

Gatherer

Vegetarian Chili
All Ontario vegetables: tomatoes, poblano peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, heirloom garlic. Served in a sweet, roasted spaghetti squash bowl. Gentle heat balanced by roasted sweetness; a hearty warming meal for chilly autumn nights.
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Vegetable Napoleon
A tower of marinated Portobello mushrooms, white bean and roasted garlic puree, charred squash, buffalo mozzarella, served on polenta.
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Daily Pasta Feature
House made pasta, fresh seasonal vegetables.  Ask your server for today’s selection.

Desserts

Ask your server for today’s selection.

We offer our own exclusive blend of dark roast coffee from Creemore Coffee Company, brewed fresh in a  French Press.

 

 

Holiday Lunch Menu

Sandwiches
Served with choice of salad, soup, or onion rings.

Beef and Egg
Braised Artisan Farms beef, house Kellerbier mustard, onion rings, Glengarry Celtic Blue cheese, and Yorkshire Valley poached organic egg.
14

Holiday Turkey
Roasted Yorkshire Valley Farms turkey, Muskoka cranberries, cardamom, creamy 14 Arpents cheese. Oven toasted on your choice of bread or stuffing waffle.
15

Trout Reuben
Manitoulin Rainbow Trout fillet, house dressing, crisp kohlrabi and harvest apple julienne.
14

Fire Beef and Buffalo
Shaved Artisan Farms Angus striploin marinated with gently spicy heat, house made Kimchi and Buffalina Buffalo milk Gouda.
15

Pasta

Beef Cheek Pappardelle
Braised Artisan Farms beef cheek, house made Pappardelle, Ontario hot house tomatoes, onion and arugula tossed in house cream sauce.
13

Spinach Fettucini
House made Fettucini in hearty vegetarian Pomodoro sauce with grated Tania Pecorino.
13

*add bacon – 2

Wines

By the Glass              Bottle/9oz/5oz

Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay – Vibrant acidity, soft oak notes, elegant fruit.  48/18/10

Creekside Pinot Grigio – Ripe pear and melon flavours, gentle acidity.  39/15/9

Featherstone “Four Feathers” – Vibrant blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.  A versatile white.  44/17/9      

The Foreign Affair Conspiracy Red – Juicy and concentrated.  Fresh herbal notes, round tannins.  52/19/12

Wildass Merlot – Full body, candied red berry fruits and soft tannins. 44/17/9

Kacaba Estates Cabernet– Ripe tannins, medium body; blackberry, spice, and dark cherry.  46/17/10

Whites

Chardonnay

Keint-He Greer Rd. 2014, Prince Edward County.  46

Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque 2015, Jordan Valley. 48

Keint-He Frost Rd. 2013, Prince Edward County. 50

Closson Chase 2014, Prince Edward County. 60

2027 Cellars 2014, Beamsville Bench. 70

Megalomaniac “My Way” 2015, Vineland. 90

Riesling

Inniskillin “Late Autumn” 2016, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 35

Trail Estate 2014, Niagara. 40

Trius “Dry” 2016, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 44

Fielding Estate 2014, Beamsville Bench. 50

Marynissen Estates 2014, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 55

Gewurztraminer

Keint-He “Voyageur” 2015, Niagara. 50

Cave Spring 2013, Jordan Valley. 66

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio/Pinot Blanc

Konzelmann Estate 2016 Pinot Blanc, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 40

Huff Estates Pinot Gris, Prince Edward County. 50

Megalomaniac 2015 Pinot Grigio, Vineland. 58

Closson Chase 2016 Pinot Gris, Prince Edward County. 65

Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon

Megalomaniac “Savvy” 2016, Beamsville Bench. 64

Creekside Estate “Iconoclast” Blend 2015, Niagara. 71

Viognier

Creekside Estate Reserve 2015, Niagara. 66

Reds

Cabernet Sauvignon/Bordeaux Blends

Fielding Estates “Red Conception” 2015, Beamsville Bench. 55

Peninsula Ridge Meritage Reserve 2015, Beamsville Bench. 80

Trius “The Icon” 2014, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 90

Cabernet Franc

Featherstone 2015, Beamsville Bench.40

Merlot

Wayne Gretzky 2016, Niagara. 40

Megalomaniac “Big Mouth” 2015, Vineland. 90

Creekside Reserve 2012, Jordan. 100

Baco Noir

Sandbanks “Dunes” 2016, Prince Edward County. 35

Sandbanks Baco Noir 2016, Prince Edward County. 39

Wayne Gretsky 2016, Niagara. 44

Gamay

Cave Spring 2016, Jordan Valley. 51

Malivoire Estates 2016, Vineland. 51

Pinot Noir

Konzelmann Estate 2016, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 35

Flat Rock Cellars 2015. 46

Cave Spring 2015, Jordan. 66

Keint-He Queenston Rd. 2012. Niagara. 70

Foreign Affair 2011, Vineland. 95

Megalomaniac “Son of a Bitch”, Vineland. 100

Syrah

Peninsula Ridge Shiraz 2016, Beamsville Bench. 39

Creekside Estate “Iconoclast” 2014, Jordan. 65

 

 

Craft Beers

On Tap

Amsterdam “3 Speed” Lager
A light, refreshing lager with little aftertaste. 6

Wellington Helles Lager
Light-bodied and crisp with dry hopped bitterness through the finish. 7

Muskoka Craft Lager
Full flavour, creamy body and light stone fruit notes. 7

Brock Street Amber Ale
Striking amber/rust colouring, gentle malt notes and creamy body. A very “food friendly” beer. 7

Wellington Dark Ale
Deep amber brown colouring, with gentle roasted grain flavours, and a very smooth finish. 7

Feature Tap
A regularly rotating tap featuring unique and distinctive beers of limited availability. Ask your server about today’s feature.

Villa Nova Estates “Saucy Cider”
Dry ciders from Norfolk County. Ask your server which Saucy Cider we are pouring today. 8

Canned Beers

Hunter offers over thirty Ontario craft beers, including

Light Lagers
Full Flavoured Lagers
Pale Ales
Cream Ales
Red Ales
Wheat Beers
Dark Ales and Stouts
Heavy Hops and IPAs

Come in and try something different. May we suggest . . .

Collective Arts Brewing “Saint of Circumstance Citrus Blonde Ale”
or
Collective Arts Brewing “Prophets and Nomads Gose”.