Name: Scaramouche Restaurant Location:  1 Benvenuto Pl, Toronto Cuisine: French Website:   http://www.scaramoucherestaurant.com/ Rat...

Scaramouche Restaurant

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Name: Scaramouche Restaurant
Location: 1 Benvenuto Pl, Toronto
Cuisine: French
Website: http://www.scaramoucherestaurant.com/
Rating: 4.5/5

It's that time of year again, another birthday celebration and another year older. I used to get excited about my birthday, but now since I'm nearing 30 (turning 29), it kinda scares me! I'm not saying 29 is old, but it surprises me how fast time has gone by. With that said, we should all live each day to the fullest!

Since Kevin is always busy at work on the weekdays, we decided to celebrate my birthday early on a Saturday. He told me to choose whichever restaurant I wanted to try, and so I chose Scaramouche based on the great reviews I read online. Our dinner reservation was at 6:00 PM, which was perfect for great lighting, the essentials for a foodie! If you're wondering about where to park, Scaramouche offers complimentary valet parking, or if you're like Kevin who doesn't want anyone driving his car, street parking is available as well (lol).


Once we arrived at the restaurant, we were seated near the window which had a view of the city.



Basket of bread to start our dinner off. 

Complimentary Amuse-bouche 
Smoked salmon puff pastry

Our server brought us each an amuse-bouche, a smoked salmon puff pastry, which was light and flavourful. It was a nice treat before our meals.

We each ordered a glass of Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon ($15) which went perfectly with our meal.


 Yellowfin Tuna Tartare ($24)
Soy marinade, avocado purée, radish, jicama, crème frâiche and finger lime.
Squid ink tempura crumbs and fresh coriander.

With a stunning presentation, this appetizer boasted elegance and exquisite flavours. All the unique elements on this dish brought different textures and tastes, which worked well together. The tuna was light in flavour and not overpowered by the soy marinade. The radish, jicama, coriander and finger lime added a refreshing touch. The avocado purée and crème frâiche were both light and creamy with distinct flavours. And the squid ink tempura crumbs balanced the dish out with a delicious, crunchy texture. 


Cavatelli ($22)

This appetizer was a part of their specials of the day which included cavatelli pasta and an assortment of vegetables. The pasta and vegetables were cooked al dente and had light and tangy flavours from the sauce. I personally enjoyed this dish while Kevin wasn't a fan because there were too many vegetables and no meat (haha).

Sautéed greens ($9)

A side of greens to share with our entrees.

 Lamb ($48)
Rack with crispy mustard crust. Swiss chard, pickled curry cherry tomatoes and carrot purée. 
Spicy eggplant relish and toasted walnut bread crumbs. Natural jus.

Kevin ordered the lamb and I was able to try some. The lamb was delicious and juicy, with quite a strong curry flavour on the crust. Kevin said his dish was good, but he didn't like how there were too many flavours going on at once and would have preferred a simpler dish with less sauce.

 Grilled Filet Mignon ($49) 
Triple ‘A’ Ontario beef. Mushrooms, sliced shallot, haricot vert and
crispy pressed potato tossed in parsley garlic butter. Bordelaise sauce.

I ordered the Grilled Filet Mignon cooked medium rare which came out pre-sliced into three pieces. The steak was cooked beautifully and was very tender. The Bordelaise sauce was smooth and rich in flavour, which went perfectly with the steak.

Since we had movie reservations later on in the night, we decided to go for dessert near the theatre. Overall, we had a wonderful dining experience at Scaramouche, from their fantastic service to their aesthetically pleasing dishes. I would love to go back again and try other delicious menu items!


Scaramouche Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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