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Scaramouche Restaurant

by - July 19, 2019

 Scaramouche is located on the corner of an unassuming apartment building on Benvenuto Place. Surprisingly, when you enter the restaurant, you will be greeted with a lovely view of the skyline, so booking a seat at a window table is highly recommended. We have been here twice a couple of years back and decided to return for mine and J's 10th-anniversary last year (July 2018) for nostalgia sake.

 The restaurant opened up in 1981 and has since become one of Toronto's top restaurants for business dinners and special occasions. Scaramouche's menu offers a fusion of traditional and modern culinary styles combining both French and Canadian cuisine. In doing so, they have become a culinary institution who has been celebrated by customers and critics for their commitment to making each dining experience a memorable one. They have received several recognitions in the media. Scaramouche placed #13 in the Toronto Life's 100 Best Restaurants and #36 on Canada's 100 Best last year.

We started off with Bread with Stirling Creamery Butter with Sea Salt for Two ($3). I was surprised that they charge for bread, as I have never been a restaurant (casual or high-end) that did that. However, they claimed on the menu that the small charge for bread will help us to reduce significant waste and half the proceeds will be donated to Community Food Centres Canada. 

Next appetizer was an order of 9 Oysters ($45) - served on the half shell with red wine mignonette, horseradish, and lemon. It's market-priced, so prices will vary accordingly.

J got an order of Tomato Soup ($17) as his appetizer. 

We also got another appetizer to share, the Hand-Made Ravioli ($22) - Cauliflower filling, double smoked bacon, radicchio, parsley and preserved lemon, and brown butter jus

For my main, I opted for the Grilled Filet Mignon ($50), which was an Ontario AAA beef. The dish consists of mushrooms, sliced shallot, haricot vert, and crispy pressed potatoes tossed in parsley garlic butter, and Bordelaise sauce. The steak was cooked to perfection and I loved the sauce.  

I also got a side order of Parmesan Fries($8) to go with my steak.

 Scaramouche Restaurant does offer specials of the day, so J ended up getting the Salmon Special ($38) as his main course.

Pineapple Juice ($8)

Scaramouche is very well-known for their Coconut Cream Pie ($14) - coconut custard, chantilly cream, white chocolate shavings, and dark chocolate sauce. It's their signature dessert, so I definitely had to get it. It was still as good as I remembered it. 

After dessert, I gifted J with two tickets to The King & I at Mirvish Princess of Wales for the upcoming weekend show. I am not a huge fan of musicals, but he is so I knew that he wanted to watch it.

The macarons were from Delysses! Their old location on King Street is now closed, but they do supply other vendors with their macarons and pastries.

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