Scaramouche Scare Averted


TORONTO — Fans of one of Toronto’s culinary touchstones, and those who simply fear change, will breathe a sigh of relief today, as its been announced that Scaramouche Restaurant will be staying put at One Benvenuto Place until the end of 2016. The news comes after several uncertain years of lease negotiations and speculation about if and where the Toronto landmark would move.

“We’re delighted Scaramouche will be staying in its current location so we can continue to provide our many loyal clients and guests with the high level of cuisine and trusted service that’s been recognized for years,” said Carl Korte, company partner. “Extending our lease also means we can happily reinvest in our kitchen and dining room to maintain our position as one of Toronto’s top restaurants with the best view in town.”

“Friends and clients have been asking us where Scaramouche will move so I’m pleased to finally report that we’re staying where we are,” says executive chef and partner Keith Froggett. “This is a great way for Scaramouche to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary and we look forward to our next decade of operating a successful and vibrant restaurant.”

Located in a condominium building just off Avenue road since 1980, Scaramouche has built a reputation among Toronto’s foodies for combining brilliant food with exceptional service. Its kitchen has long served as a training ground for rising culinary talent, with chefs like Michael Stadtländer, Jamie Kennedy, Tawfik Shehata, Paul Boehmer and Corey Vitiello all having worked the stoves at one point in time.

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