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Scaramouche stimulates appetites with (yet another) recession-friendly prix fixe

These days, set menus seem to be about as common as pink slips, and Scaramouche is no exception. On Tuesday, the midtown mainstay introduced its Spring Stimulus Menu: a three-course dinner stacked with lavish selections for $58, on sale until April 30. It’s not the first budget-friendly table d’hôte for Scaramouche: earlier this year, Lobsterlicious was followed by the Crustacean Celebration. So no one can accuse the long-time favourite of being behind the times. Says chef Keith Froggett, “People think that it’s very expensive to eat at Scaramouche, but it isn’t.”

Subsidized-yet-sumptuous options include a king crab spring roll to start, followed by butter-poached lobster. The menu’s ingredients are as timely as its economics: the carte ushers in spring with roasted wild pacific halibut (the first of the season to arrive from B.C.) topped with seared foie gras to moisten the fish.

The price may be right, but don’t fear the Winterlicious syndrome for this prix fixe: Froggett assures us that the menu offers the same high quality that earned Scaramouche its reputation.


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