Paulo de Tarso leaves Bar Boulud to open his own restaurant

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd November 2015
One of London’s best loved Maitre d’s Paulo de Tarso is to leave his role at Bar Boulud at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park to open his own restaurant with fellow restaurateur Nicolas Jaouën, currently general manager of Mayfair’s La Petite Maison. Paulo De Tarso 2 low resThe 100-cover restaurant, named Margot, will celebrate the glamour and rustic charm of Italian food, wine, and design with special emphasis on excellent service for which Paulo and Nicolas are so well known. Speaking about the opening, Paulo said: “Italy is part of my heritage and I’ve always loved the food. I truly love this industry so it is a joy for me to finally be opening my own restaurant. I want everyone who loves food, wine, drinks, and good service who comes through our doors to be treated warmly.” Born in Brazil, Paulo is well respected in the industry and has been in London for over 10 years during which time he has worked with several well-known and highly successful operators both in London and internationally including Daniel Boulud, Corbin and King, and Caprice Holdings. De Tarso and Jaouën met whilst working together at Caprice Holdings’ Mayfair restaurant Scott’s.Qae-LOa8 After Scott’s, Nicolas was general manager for Keith McNally’s Balthazar, before moving to become a director at Alain Ducasse’s Rivea restaurant at the Bulgari Hotel. The pair were drawn to Covent Garden for the site of their first restaurant because of the area’s vibrant history and cosmopolitan community. Nicolas added: “Italian food to me is the best in the world. It’s so diverse and offers everything people crave – from light and elegant to robust and tasty – which is difficult for a Frenchman to say, but it’s the truth!” Margot will open in May 2016, further details to be announced in due course.

>>>Read: Paulo de Tarso Chanes, Maitre D’, Bar Boulud, London

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd November 2015

Paulo de Tarso leaves Bar Boulud to open his own restaurant