Sommelier of the Month - Georgi Mihov
Sommelier of the Month - Georgi Mihov
- Name: Georgi Mihov
- Place of birth: Bulgaria
- Eye colour: Brown
- Nationality: Bulgarian
Georgi joined Bohemia with over 20 years of experience in high-end hotels and restaurants from working in his native Bulgaria to China, Abu Dhabi and London where he honed his knowledge at The Savoy Hotel.
He boasts an exceptional CV having worked in renowned hotel groups such as Intercontinental Hotels and Sofitel. It was at the Sofitel Forebase Chongqing, China that Georgi developed and implemented the Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.
Georgi was also awarded Best Sommelier in Bulgaria and since then has become a judge for wine competitions across the globe including Decanter World Wine Awards. He is a prominent international wine personality and is responsible for wine selection for supermarket chains across Bulgaria.
Most recently Georgi had been working on his own fine wine brand Someno Wines, which sells some of the highest rated Bulgarian wine to private clients and fine dining restaurants in Bulgaria.
Georgi is looking forward to bringing his passion and wealth of knowledge of wine to Bohemia. He adds: "I’m excited to be Sommelier at one of the UK’s top fine dining establishments. Bohemia already boasts a vast wine list and I am looking forward to expanding it to produce one of the best wine lists in the UK."
The Bhoemia, Jersey
The Bohemia in Jersey, one of the UK's top fine dining establishments, has revealed a sophisticated and elegant new design, following a major refurbishment.
Head Chef Steve Smith @ Bohemia has enjoyed a spectacular year being named Catey Chef of the Year 2014, retaining Bohemia's Michelin Star, being awarded 4 AA Rosettes as well as being listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants with special praise given for desserts being listed 6th in the UK for restaurants to enjoy dessert in. Following Steve's unprecedented success in raising the culinary bar even higher for the restaurant, the owners of Bohemia felt compelled to revitalise the interior design to match.
Jane Goff is renowned for creating glamorous interiors, and transforming hotels and restaurants in both the UK and all over the world with her eye for detail and chic designs. Within Bohemia, Jane has created an alluring interior with exclusive and bespoke design and lighting.
Guests enter the world-renowned Bohemia restaurant through grand double doors, set into a pristine dark granite frontage. Upon entering the softly-lit room, the decadent design immediately emanates a sense of occasion, befitting of the world class-Michelin star cuisine created by Head Chef Steve Smith.
A bold carpet in a rich, dark palate adds a luxurious softness under foot, and a specially commissioned panel of illuminated kiln-fired art-glass provides a contemporary focal point to the main restaurant. Dove-grey banquet seating forms a graceful profile along the back wall, while dark walnut panelled walls continue the beautifully refined design. Bohemia's tables are set with crisp white linen cloths and napkins, and delicate J.L. Coquet service plates. New bespoke gold-lined, low-hanging pendant lights are suspended over the dining tables, perfectly illuminating the exquisite plates of food.
Bohemia's private dining area has been completely transformed and now oozes lavish style. One wall has been clad in statement black matt wallpaper, featuring an intricate gold design. A wall of panelled frosted glass to the front of the restaurant allows natural light to flood into the restaurant, whilst maintaining its discreet ambience.
The crowning feature of the private dining room is a statement chandelier made from 200 Champagne glasses. Each glass is individually illuminated with glowing effervescent ‘Champagne' to give the illusion that it has just been poured.
The adjacent light and airy bar immediately envelopes each guest in comfort and style. Contemporary patterned banquette sofas in burnt orange and rich blue hues run along the entire length of the room in front of the large feature windows. In addition, buttoned oxblood-red leather chairs are neatly positioned to the opposite side of the inviting occasion tables. The space is adorned with interesting artwork, while a large brown granite-topped bar gives a focal point to the room. Glass panels subtly divide seating areas, creating interesting spaces and discreet nooks and corners for guests.
Head Chef Steve Smith was one of the youngest chefs in the country to achieve a Michelin star over 10 years ago, at the age of just 24.