In Irish mythology Danu is the mother goddess associated with the land along with the bounty reaped from it. In honour of that ancestral figure Danu Cellars is a nod to our family’s heritage and the land on which we sow. 

At Danu Cellars you will experience exquisite flavours sourced from the surrounding farms and fields in this agricultural mecca we are lucky enough to call home. We only source the finest, freshest ingredients and the menu will reflect what’s in season around us. With a focus on sustainability we are proud to showcase local farmers, purveyors and artisans and look forward to welcoming you to share in our passion for true farm-to-table dining. 

To make a reservation please book online | call  (519) 494-2325 |or email danucellars@darkhorseestatewinery.com


DANU hours:

Summer Hours | Tuesday – Saturday 4:30pm-10pm.

Fall Hours Beginning Sept 1 | Wednesday – Saturday 4:30pm-10pm.



Seared Scallops: Tomato Consommé, Sungold Tomatoes, Lemon Jam, Basil, Beurre Noisette  

Beef Carpaccio: Aged Tenderloin, Root Vegetable Chips, Caper Aioli, Pickled Pearl Onion, Watercress

East Coast Oysters: Seasonal Mignonette, Fresh Lemon & Horseradish 

Summer Fruits: Compressed Melons, Ontario Fruits & Cucumbers, Fior de Late, Garden Herbs

Garden Butter Lettuce: Poached & Pickled Beets, Dill Whipped Chèvre, Candied Pecans, Fresh Herbs


Baco Noir Braised Beef Short Rib: Goat Cheese Gnudi, Courgette, Roasted Tomato Jus 

Dry Aged Striploin (7oz): Potato Fondant, Smoked Shallot Puree, Braised Cipollini, Weth Maitake, Bordelaise Gastrique 

Lake Huron Pickerel: Poached Fingerling, Fire Roasted Peppers, Confit Eggplant, Basil Emulsion

Ontario Prawn Pappardelle: Squid Ink Pasta, Grilled Cucumber Salsa, Vegetables From The Garden, Sauce Américaine

Cedar Villa Pork: Mustard Brined Loin, 36 Hour Belly, Vanilla Parsnip Pudding, Heirloom Carrots, Cider Jus

Summer Corn Risotto: Baby Shiitake Mushroom, Charred Ontario Corn, Aged Gouda, Herbs From the Garden 


Vidal Poached Peaches: Peach Sorbet, Crushed Meringue, Garden Mint 

Dark Chocolate Flourless Torte: Salted Caramel & White Chocolate Cremeux, Macerated Berries, Fresh Picked Mint

Marigold Creme Brûlée: Marigold Madeline, Garden Flowers, Fresh HoneyComb

ButterMilk Panna Cotta: Summer Berry Consommé, Ontario Strawberry Sorbet, Caramelized White Chocolate, Basil

*menu subject to change. *Please note that we cannot accommodate plate splitting. Thank you for your understanding. Wine Wednesday Special Bottle pricing available on One Horse Town (excluding Sparkling) available 7-9pm. 

Due to the nature of the space we can comfortably accommodate groups of 8 or smaller. If your party is 6 guests or more, please phone to make your reservation (519) 494-2325. 

If you are joining us prior to visiting the Huron Country Playhouse, please book your reservation at least 2 hours before your show begins.

Please note, while we happily welcome children we do respectfully request that parties with children remain mindful of other guests to ensure a pleasurable experience for all.