Do you envision an elite dining experience filled with unique flavours and textures when you think of game meat? At HORN & HOOF, we turn that vision into a reality. With Melbourne Docklands as our backdrop, we provide an unmatched dining experience that celebrates the majesty of the game.
Remember – Game meats should NOT taste “ Gamey” but should be packed with natural flavours ,with only a gentle tickle of our favorite spice. And have absolutely NO need of enhancement with an overdose of spices.
Dive into the rich world of game meats at Horn & Hoof, Docklands’ premium game restaurant. Beyond the delicious flavours, there’s a multitude of reasons that set game meats apart. Let’s unravel this culinary mystery:
1. A Delightful Delicacy: Game meats have graced the tables during special occasions across Europe and Asia for centuries. Their presence at events, festivals, and gatherings symbolises great food and an air of opulence.
2. A Symphony of Flavours and Nutrition: Game meats offer a unique flavour palette – from subtly sweet to robustly gamey. But it’s not just about the taste. They’re lean, packed with protein, and boast fewer fats and cholesterol than regular meats. Moreover, they’re nature’s superfood with a good dose of iron, packed with trace minerals and omega-3 fatty acids.
3. Dive into an Ethical Feast: In the modern age, where the provenance of food matters, game meats stand out. Raised in the wild, these animals are free from hormones and antibiotics. Plus, choosing a game supports environmental balance by keeping certain animal populations in check.
4. Flavour That Speaks Volumes: There’s a distinct richness to game meats, a depth of flavour that gourmets and casual diners alike cherish.
5. Nature’s Fitness Diet: Have you ever wondered why game meat feels lighter yet fulfilling? It’s because these animals roam free, munching on a natural diet. This results in meat that’s lean yet rich in minerals and beneficial fats like omega-3s.
6. An Exclusive Experience: Game meats aren’t your everyday fare. Their availability is often restricted to specific seasons, making them all the more special. Dining at the game is not just a meal; it’s an event.
7. Sustainable Dining: Think sustainability, think game meats. Hunting is often more eco-friendly than traditional livestock farming. It requires fewer resources and helps maintain the ecological balance.
8. A Nod to Traditions: Every bite of game meat is a journey through time. It’s a taste of ancient traditions and a nod to cultural practices where hunting was a rite of passage.
9. A Conscious Choice: With the growing awareness about the conditions of farmed animals, many are switching to game. It’s a choice for the conscious, for those who want their meat to come from animals that live freely.
Come explore these culinary wonders at Horn & Hoof, where every dish tells a story. Experience a blend of tradition, taste, and ethics, all served on a plate. We also serve vegan and gluten-free delicacies.
Sourced from the Glenelg River and Mount Gambier forests, seasoned with forest spices and served with craft beer.
Directly from the cold waters of Alaska, the filet Mignon of the fish world, with translucent white flesh, is a true delicacy. This dish promises a taste adventure.
Fed only milk , This meat has a lower fat content with a deeper taste from Strathalbyn's plains, making it a delicious yet healthy choice.
A specialty from Cobar, specialty cut for Horn and Hoof. The Chefs from Horn and Hoof traveled to the Emu farms of outback Australia to work with the farmers to get the best cuts available for you. It’s the perfect dish for a romantic dinner under the Docklands' starlit sky.
A delicacy from Outback Cobar, Slow Cooked for over 12 hours at about 120C Long and Slow cooked to seal in the flavours and enhance the tenderness this dish is a true testament to our chef's expertise.
Hailing from Mount Compass, a darker denser , sweeter meat with far less fat than Lamb Shanks, This is a must-try for those seeking a new flavour profile.Remember the old adage - the cuter they look , the better they taste
At Horn & Hoof, we hold dear the time-honoured methods of cooking. We cherish the traditional techniques, each having its unique flair and science, making them impeccable for game meats:
These classic methods not only amplify the flavours but also enhance the texture, making every bite an experience in itself.
Understanding game meat is an art, and accentuating its flavours with the right set of marinades and spices is the science we’ve mastered. At Horn & Hoof, our seasoned chefs create harmonious symphonies of flavours:
Breaking the monotony, we at Horn & Hoof are committed to pushing the culinary envelope. Our repertoire isn’t just limited to traditional dishes. From light salads and heart-warming soups to divine desserts , and lavish four-course meals, we have something for every gastronome.
And for those looking to venture beyond the conventional, our monthly “Black Box Eventst” is a culinary spectacle. Experience the thrill of savouring exotic game meats, in a 5 course meals created by one of the best chefs of Europe.
Isn’t it time you treated yourself to a unique dining experience? Join us in the heart of Docklands, Victoria. It is a great place for a feast, some fun, and unforgettable memories. Reserve your table today and embark on a journey of exquisite tastes and unforgettable moments.
Remember, every great story has an element of adventure. Let HORN & HOOF be yours.