Stephen Marcaurelle, an alum of Toro, Clio, and The Boarding House (Nantucket), has moved from sous chef at Centre Street Cafe to executive chef at Centre Street's big sibling, Tres Gatos. While some longtime dishes like the tortilla espanola and lamb bocadillo will remain on the menu, Marcaurelle has changed up nearly everything else. New dishes include lentils casero (with an egg, goat butter, and Padrón peppers) and burrata (with garbanzo beans, pea tendrils, and fennel vinaigrette). He'll also be changing the brunch menu in the coming weeks; a press release promises biscuits and morcilla (Spanish blood sausage) gravy as well as a lobster and avocado roll.
Marcaurelle "loves making tapas because it allows him to pack robust flavor into a smaller dish," according to the release. In addition to its tapas menu, Tres Gatos features an interesting wine list along with some cocktails and beers. Plus, there's a book and record store in the back.
The team behind Tres Gatos and Centre Street Cafe also has a third venture in the works, a Mexican restaurant that will focus on tacos, ceviche, and beer. All three restaurants are located on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.