Ormer Mayfair, the highly-acclaimed restaurant at Flemings Mayfair hotel, which is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has appointed Svetoslav (Svet) Manolev as Head Sommelier.
Manolev brings over a decade of specialist wine experience from some of the finest establishments in London. Previously, Assistant Head Sommelier at 67 Pall Mall, widely considered one of the top wine members’ club in the world, Manolev managed a team of 18 sommeliers and assisted with curating and overseeing its 4000-strong wine list. Prior to this, he has held positions at COYA Mayfair, Park Chinois and Roka.
As Ormer Mayfair’s Head Sommelier, Manolev will work closely alongside Michelin star-awarded chef Shaun Rankin and be responsible for the operational management of all wines within the restaurant and hotel, including Manetta’s bar. This will include regularly reviewing and updating the impressive wine list and ensuring guests receive the highest standard of wine service .
Manolev commented, “I am delighted to be joining the team at Ormer and working alongside Head Chef Kerth Gumbs to develop some wonderful pairing menus. I look forward to introducing diners to new styles of wine not previously offered at the restaurant, as well as hosting intimate tasting events in The Barrel Room.”