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Chef Gator Thompson - Now at Caprino's in Belmont

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Chef Gator Thompson - Now at Caprino's in Belmont

Melanie Wong | Mar 14, 2011 02:27 AM

Well, Chef Glenn Gator Thompson confirmed that he's pulled out of The Grill in San Mateo. Early in his career he was a line cook at Oliveto under Paul Bertolli and he's going back to that style for now. In his own words, the next step in his saga:

"...So with that said, I will be taking on the job of being Ex. Chef at Caprino's Italian restaurant in Belmont. As you know I have put in 29yrs. Of cooking Italian food that's how I started so I want to go back to the comfort foods of Italian. I will be putting in the menu things like braised Brussels sprouts with mirepoix and pancetta over soft polenta, Crab cakes with fresh fennel and fava bean salad & vanilla bean aioli, roasted lamb riblets with roasted garlic Demi & lemon cream, Sweet potato gnocchi  with pecan and Romano cheese sauce, and that's just some of the starter. I really feel at home cooking Italian..."

He's working there already and expects to launch his own menu by March 25. Funny thing is, the current menu includes a couple BBQ items.
http://caprinos.com/dinner.html

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The Grill
1855 S Delaware St, San Mateo, CA 94402

Caprino's Italian Restaurant
1000 6th Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002

Oliveto Restaurant
5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

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