"It is with bittersweet feelings that we announce the Scorpion Restaurant has been SOLD and will be closing their doors on September 17, 2018.
Over the past ten years, we have been honoured to serve the Town of Aurora's residents and visitors. It has been an absolute pleasure to blend our thoughtful sourcing, proper culinary techniques and a warmth of service into a memorable experience for each and every guest. We are so proud of our team's collective achievements and the relationships we have built.
Nancy and Scorpion Chef are ETERNALLY & EXCEEDINGLY GRATEFUL for our many lasting friendships with our distinguished patrons.
Once again, many thanks for your generous support.
All our Love, CIAO "
About the Scorpion Chef
Spanish rolls off the tongue as easily as Italian or English, albeit with a charming international accent for Marcello Anastasi, award-winning former Executive Chef at Scorpion Mediterranean Bar and Grill and two (award winning) golf courses.
His culinary skills have been tantalizing palettes in Canada’s hospitality industry for over 20 years. Learning from his Italian roots, Chef Marcello’s style is based on the traditions of Grand European cooking, the foundation for his own cuisine, traditional yet contemporary with innovative presentations characterized by the use of fresh, locally grown produce, light sauces and colourful arrangements.
In 2004, Chef Marcello worked with celebrity Chef Michael Smith to assemble and coach ARAMARK Team Canada for the Culinary Excellence Challenge in Chicago, Illinois.
Tourist Toronto and The Escoffier Society selected Chef Marcello Anastasi as regional chef to represent Toronto at the 2004 Gourmet Institute and Gourmet Magazine showcase in New York City, giving him the opportunity to work with celebrity Executive Chefs such as Joan Monfaredi, Mario Batalli, Michael Smith and Sara Moulton.