The North of Italy is home to the world-famous white truffle, Parmesan cheese, Parma ham, Balsamic vinegar, Barolo and Chianti wines, and of course, it produces some of the finest olive oils in the world. Our menu embraces all Northern Italy has to offer. Some menu items have been simplified or adapted to today’s taste and way of life, then carefully tested and ‘tasted’.
The key to good Italian food is freshness. There are no second bests and no Italian chef would even contemplate preparing a dish without the best quality, freshest ingredients. The seasonal menu takes advantage of fresh local produce, authentic Italian ingredients and house made pastas. Il Cacciatore is fully licensed, with full bar service, and a wine list showcasing some of the Hunter’s best wines.
Il Cacciatore also has a second dining area and a spacious adjoining deck, which overlooks the landscaped reed-lined lake. Perfect for al fresco dining, it is also available for private dinners or cocktail parties.
Adjacent to the restaurant is the cosy guest lounge featuring plush sofas and an open fire during winter where diners can enjoy a pre-dinner drink or after dinner coffee and port.
Il Cacciatore is open for dinner nightly from 6 p.m. Il Cacciatore is not open for lunch however is available for private functions during the day. Reservations are strongly recommended. Guests are advised that the restaurant is not BYO.
Il Cacciatore has a children’s menu which is available for 6pm and 6.30pm reservations only.
Warm Pumpking & Gorgonzola Tart with honey-balsamic mixed leaves
Beef Fillet Carpaccio and grilled zucchini, bacon and anchovy dressing with garlic croutons
Beetroot Gnocchi and Creamy Taleggio Sauce with rosemary crisps and shaved parmesan
Char Grilled Nolan's Aged Beef Fillet and beetroot tapenade, crispy kipfler potatoes, buttered brussel sprouts and jus
Braised Veal Osso Bucco with soffnitto and soft mascarpone, topped with Gremolata
Duck Leg Ragu with organic strozzapreti, tomato, basil and parmesan
Salsa Verde Marinated Lamb Rump with semolina gnocchi, roasted root vegetables and a Barbera-rosemary jus
Chorizo Risotto topped with Seared Sea Scallops with asparagus & chilli oil
Crispy Paramesan Polenta Chips with smoked paprika aioli
Steamed Season Vegetables
Dish Roasted Olives
Our Banoffee Pie - cookie crumb base, caramel, banana and whipped cream
Chocolate Lava Pudding with salted caramel gelato and double cream
Citrus and White Chocolate Ricotta Fritters with orange cream and pistachio praline
Tiramisu - traditional Italian dessert of coffee soaked sponge finger biscuits, mascarpone and chocolate
To read the full menu please click on the below links. Above menu is subject to change.
Takeout Pizza & Pasta Menu
Il Cacciatore is pleased to offer a selection of pizza and pasta dishes available for ‘take out’ from 5pm daily. Pizzas are thin crust topped with our ‘home made’ sugo (fresh tomato sauce) - the gnocchi is also home made. For guests checking-in later ‘take out’ in your room or on your deck is a popular option. A fresh pizza, a glass of Hunter wine and Friday night football! Does it get any better?
All pizzas have Mozarella, Garlic and Herbs
Puttanesca - Tomato, Capera, Olives, Anochovies (optional) and Parsley
Pumpkin - Pumpkin, Zucchini, Caramelized Onion, Gorgonzola Cheese and Parsley
Tuna - Tuna, Baby Spinach, Green Olives, Red Onion and Chilli Flakes
Prawn and Asparagus - Prawns, Asparagus, Chilli, Capers and Rocket
Italian Meats - Salami, Prosciutto, Pancetta, Tomato and Onion
Children's - Bacon and Cheese
Chorizo, Tomato, Zucchini and Olive Gnocchi
Cooking school at Il Cacciatore
Organise your small group (minimum 10 – maximum 16) of like-minded individuals who enjoy Italian food, wine, a fun time and don’t mind getting down and dirty (floury)!
Our Chef will lead you through a step by step, hands-on, gnocchi making class. Following your class, you will enjoy a five course lunch that includes a variety of gnocchi dishes prepared by Renee right at the table using the gnocchi you made.
- Step by step demonstrations
- Hands on gnocchi making
The cost of $110 per person will include:
- Gnocchi making class with some gnocchi to take home
- Cooking demonstrations
- 2 course lunch with wine
- Classes can be organised for weekend lunches and any night (excluding Friday & Saturday)
Food and Wine Months Classes: June 8th and June 22nd, 2013