In a statement the restaurateur, and former senior maitre D' at Bar Boulud at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, said that he was moving on to start a new chapter.
“After four successful and exciting years building Margot into one of London’s highly regarded restaurants, I am moving on. I wish all the team at Margot well and look forward to telling you more about the next chapter in my story in this amazing industry soon,” he said.
De Tarso and Jaouën, the former manager at La Petite Maison in London, opened Italian restaurant Margot in Covent Garden in the summer of 2016 after six years at Bar Boulud.
Speaking before the launch of the restaurant he said: “Our dream for Margot is that it will be an amazing Italian restaurant, celebrating the country and its many regions. Maurizio’s depth of knowledge and passion for bringing together gorgeous ingredients will bring an incredible authenticity to Margot, which is so important to Nicolas and me."
De Tarso says he is working on a new project for next year the details of which will be released in the coming months.