Feedback from our valued customers:

Mike Roine

Subject: New Year's Eve

Hi Marcello (and say hi to Nancy too!)

I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for squeezing Christine and I in for dinner on NYE. The meal was exceptional, we made good friends with the people next to us, and you and Nancy ALWAYS make us feel great! We've been telling everyone we know how fantastic Scorpion is and everyone who has gone there loves it too. Thank you again for making every visit a memorable one. We are very excited about your cooking class.

Sincerely,

Mike

 Niki & Ben

Date of your Scorpion Experience,  October 30th, 2012

Chef Marcello 
You gave one of the most pickiest eaters "A Fantastic Meal"
He will Rave about, Thank you, your new customers for life.

Thanks again

Len Basso

Date of your Scorpion Experience, April 10th, 2012

The BEST! risotto I've ever had. My wife and I went to the Scorpion Chef's restaurant in Aurora for our anniversary. What an excellent choice! Nancy was warm and friendly, really helpful with making menu choices. Marcello's cooking was fresh and filled with flavour explosions. We had the grilled Greek Saganaki, crispy bread, butternut squash ravioli and the wild mushroom risotto (a MUST try) and the signature Dolce De Leche-coconut carrot-lemon cake. Mmmmmm! 

We will be back 
(again & again). Thank you for a memorable anniversary.

 Winterdelicious 

It's rare that you go to a restaurant and have everything you order delivered to your table cooked to perfection and tasting so delectable & mouthwatering, cooked in front of you by a Celebrity Chef. This may sound contrived but our experience for the 4 of us was just that. We went on a Saturday night – 7 pm - The entertainment was live Flamenco Music and it was sold out by the end of the hour.

I advise reserving in advance, small location but astounding.

The Beef Empanada was finger-liking with a fresh salad, crisp and served with a tangy duo dressing.

My Surf & Turf was cooked to perfection topped with fine Lemoncello Sauce. The veggies had good variety and the potatoes were mixed with a selection of fine fresh herbs, really unique.

Our guest is from the beef-rich country of Argentina and he claimed his Porcini Tenderloin to be the best he had ever had. My wife can’t stop talking about her delightful Mediterranean style Orange Roughy.

The chocolate mouse cake is recommended to complete the meal.

Combine this meal with an efficient and humorous waiter and you have what we feel is the best restaurant in the Aurora, if not North Toronto, Area.

My compliments to the chef and good luck in your new cooking show “The Scorpion Chef”, Tuesday 9pm at Rogers TV.

Cory Robson

Scorpion Mediterranean Bar & Grill is bringing exquisite flavors and fine dining into the Aurora and Newmarket area. With countless lush and delicious dishes to choose from and a friendly staff you can't go wrong. They even offer special nights where a Flamenco guitarist comes in and plays beautiful music while you dine. You will be savoring ever moment.

5/5 stars - I will definitely be coming back.

Linda White

Amazing find.  I have sampled their fantastic menu, and Marcello and Nancy are amazing community supporters.  I work in not-for-profit and can always count on them to make my events classy and healthy!  Marcello has even shared some of his cooking tricks and secrets with me in his cooking class.  I love Scorpion (Fine Foods)!

Anna

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Scorpion. We were delighted with the savoury flavours that Chef Marcello infuses in his cooking. This is fine dining at its best.

Jim

Consistently high quality, delicious dishes. Chef Marcello & Nancy are wonderful host as well. We will keep coming back.

Kent Dinning

A friend of mine recommended your restaurant to me. I go out to many restaurants and I absolutely loved your place, the food was exceptional, i could taste the passion that you have for your food. The staff were very attentive and kind.  I will be back and I will be telling all my friends. 

Jean Wilhelm

Our first visit to Scorpion was delightful, the food was unique and delicious. The staff made us feel very welcome and we will definitely be returning.

AH

I have been at your restaurant a few times and love the food and atmosphere. Just wondering if you guys have ever done chef's table where the chef would prepare 7-9 tasting dishes based on likes and dislikes of the guest.

So it's a bit different from your classes as the guests won't have to actually cook...just eat your lovely dishes.


Thanks...

Rosemarie

Chef Marcello, Just a sweet thank you for a wonderful evening filled with great passion of food, great company, great learning and lots and lots of fun. You are passionate at what you do. Thank you for all your gifts. I have heard from many of the women that they had a wonderful time. Please let your wife Nancy and your assistant how great they are.

Ciao Bello 

Sabrina

Chef Marcello - you had a tough gang to please, but you did it beautifully and plentifully!  The appetizers not only looked  like little works of art - they were delicious.  The pasta was also so tasty, the chicken (their size!!) was very moist - and who knew mashed potatoes could be sooo flavourful!  Everyone had compliments and were stuffed!!

Thank you for your talented work and making Vito's 40th birthday very memorable! 

Press:

Restaurant Review


 Scorpion Mediterranean Bar & Grill 

“Expect An Experience”

A new, tantalizing culinary experience has arrived to Aurora! Internationally renowned chef de cuisine and owner, Marcello Anastasi, has brought his incredibly delectable creations to our community through his new masterly designed concept. Scorpion offers a variety of amazing  menus selections, from the Old Word, cooking classes by Master Chef Marcello, custom catering menus based on personal needs, and much more.

Chef Marcello is an award-winning Executive Chef that brings his Spanish and Italian upbringing to the expertise of his culinary offerings. This leading chef in Canada has landed in Aurora to share his delicious creations with our community. His focus is to combine spices and seeds to create truly unique flavours most commonly roasting his favourite dishes.

Scorpion offers different menu options based on market trends & seasonal ingredients. Menu items can be viewed online at www.scorpionchef.ca. Each menu item is specially crafted by Marcello to tantalize your taste buds when you unravel each creation. If you are looking for a healthy, gourmet selection to entertain guests or indulge in a chef’s creation in the privacy of your own home, Chef Marcello is ready to serve. Marcello will customize your menu based on your personal needs, with regular, low fat or gluten free options that are full of flavour, exotic, unique and will have your taste buds screaming for more.

Cooking classes are available for those culinary artists out there looking to expand their use of fresh herbs, cooking oils, and creativity in the kitchen. These cutting-edge classes offer Chef Marcello’s secrets to his creations with an evening of laughing, eating, and sharing your passion for cooking. “Food is essential for the body, but good food nourishes the soul. Our approach is to bring people to the table with intimate cooking classes, share product knowledge and encourage them that good food can be made at home.” 

Cooking classes are held every Monday night at 7pm (holiday weekends will be rescheduled to Tuesday’s). September offered a Mexican focus; October brought out some Spanish delight; and November brings a taste of Italy. For information on the cooking class schedule, catering options, boutique delicacies and much more please visit www.scorpionchef.ca.

Scorpion has been eloquently titled to perfection. This hip, sleek, modern ‘boutique’ is full of flavour to feast both your eyes and taste buds. When you enter this fine outlet you will be pleasantly greeted with exotic aromas, based on one of Chef Marcello’s latest creations.

“If you want to die for a second and go to heaven, try Marcello’s masterpiece soups!”

On this particular day, I had the opportunity to sample Chef Marcello’s wife Nancy’s homemade Argentinas Beef Empanadas. Nancy hand crafted each empanada with perfection offering both the traditional pastry filled with beef, onion, a touch of cumin and fennel and the non-traditional chicken, spinach and feta. Definitely on my new favourites list!

Chef Marcello’s menu items for the day were internationally inspired offering Spanish Paella, which is a signature rice dish influenced with chorizos, seafood, chicken and saffron. The second menu option was a New York Striploin crusted with peppercorns stuffed with porcini mushrooms, prosciutto and provolone cheese served with potato rosti, roasted yellow zucchini, poblano peppers with a red wine reduction. The striploin was like a taste of heaven seared to perfection with just the right amount of peppercorns. The stuffing was a superb surprise with the combination of delicious flavours. Let’s just say my mouth was happy!

Dessert was a chef’s masterpiece! Marcello prepared a chocolate cheesecake caramel with raspberry coulis and fresh strawberries dusted with icing sugar and finished with a decorative fig and pomegranate seeds. Cheesecake is an all time favourite and this one definitely didn’t disappoint. The beautiful presentation offered an excellent start to this delicious dessert, which didn’t last long on the plate