Susanne Lerescu, Sommelier
Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs Resort
Susanne Lerescu, Sommelier for the Wine Cellar at Crystal Springs, with more than 30 years of a strong professional background in the hotel and restaurant industries. She received her initial training at the Hotel Management School in Bad Reichenhall, Germany (her native country), followed by a 3 year apprenticeship. Susanne departed Germany to excel in various sommelier and restaurant positions throughout Europe. She came to the U.S. in 1992 and held supervisory roles with Sheraton hotels for 7 years.
Her arrival at Crystal Springs in 2002 sparked a strong interest in wines, as one of her initial positions at the Resort was to help create and build the Wine Cellar. Susanne studied at the International Wine Cellar in Manhattan, completed additional wine coursework, and graduated with an advanced certification. She was instrumental in the launching of Restaurant Latour, and had managed several key operational aspects of the dining room and Wine Cellar. As of 2006, she has held the position of Sommelier for Restaurant Latour, and is an invaluable asset to the Resort’s culinary showcases.