Hosting the most important Michelin-starred chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and trend-setting culinary geniuses in Turkey, the International Gastromasa Gastronomy Conference, which will be held for the seventh time this year, continues to shape the gastronomy world and expand our horizons with its full program and distinguished participants. On November 19-20, Gastromasa with the theme of  “Sustainability & Biodiversity”; Gastromasa Pastry, Gastromasa Bar and Gastromasa Hospitality are getting ready to leave their mark on world gastronomy with their new concepts!

Søren Ørbek Ledet, one of the star sommeliers, is meeting with the gastronomy industry and its fans in the organization that will take place at the Haliç Congress Center.

Søren started his career in 1995 as a chef and has worked in some of the best restaurants in Denmark. Søren started Geranium with his friend Rasmus in 2007 and in 2016 Geranium earned its third star in the Michelin Guide. Besides being the Co-owner, Søren is also the General Manager and Wine Director at Geranium. Søren has been studying wine for many years, he is an Advanced Sommelier in the Court of Master sommeliers and a MS Candidate.

For Søren, a former chef turned sommelier and front of house manager, the transition from the kitchen to the cellar and restaurant was a natural progression, one that went hand in hand with the desire to provide guests with a complete experience. It was an opportunity to learn, to gain more knowledge and to become a better business partner.

His selections for the wine pairings at Geranium involve hours of theory, tasting notes and understanding of the flavor profiles of both the wine and the dishes.

Managing a 18.000 bottle wine cellar is a job that requires one to evolve and grow, season after season. He equates the introduction to a new domaine, chateau, or vintage to being a child again and opening a new present.

Søren has a soft spot for Italian wines, but he doesn’t really have any favorite wines: – Most important thing besides the quality of the wine, is the moment and with whom you share it. That’s the magic of drinking wine –

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