by Malcolm Jolley

Perched at the top of the Avenue Road Hill, Scaramouche literally and gastronomically lords over the city of Toronto. This is where chefs take their wives for dinner and Bay Street titans celebrate the bonus they’ll use to build that wine cellar for their top Burgundies. And dedicated foodies and/or winos save up for, for whatever other big night might come along. Scaramouche never misses a top spot on any critic’s list, and restaurant partners Keith Froggett in the kitchen and Carl Korte in the dining room make sure of it every evening.

On February 20, Froggett and Korte will host a dinner for The Stop Community Food Centre (see The Stop’s Good Food Fighter post here for the menu and details). At press it was very near sold-out, but call (416) 960-8011 just in case there’s room for a couple more – it will be well attended by the fooderatti, and by previous years’ experience delicious fun. I sat down with the chef and the maître to ask them about the dinner, their connection to The Stop and what exactly is “lobsterlicious” for the video below.

Malcolm Jolley is the Managing Editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the non-profit organization that publishes GFR. Follow him at

This video was made possible through the kind support of Fortessa Canada / Schott Zwiesel.