February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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TJ Palmieri

Madrina’s owner/operator TJ Palmieri is a Miami native with over 16 years experience in some of Florida’s best bars and restaurants. Success in competitions and stints at Dragonfly, Yardbird and the notorious 2nd Street Speakeasy cemented his standing within the bar community. Last fall Palmieri became only the third American to compete in Cuba at El Floridita’s “King of the Daiquiri” competition after the late, great John Lermayer and New Orleans legend Nick Detrich. Madrina’s, his Cuban-American cocktail bar, located in Gainesville, was recently named by Tales of the Cocktail to their list of Best... READ MORE

Madrina’s owner/operator TJ Palmieri is a Miami native with over 16 years experience in some of Florida’s best bars and restaurants. Success in competitions and stints at Dragonfly, Yardbird and the notorious 2nd Street Speakeasy cemented his standing within the bar community. Last fall Palmieri became only the third American to compete in Cuba at El Floridita’s “King of the Daiquiri” competition after the late, great John Lermayer and New Orleans legend Nick Detrich. Madrina’s, his Cuban-American cocktail bar, located in Gainesville, was recently named by Tales of the Cocktail to their list of Best New American Cocktail Bars – East.

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