Paul Sevigny- Master Curator
Years of Service: 15 years in hospitality as a steward of all things delicious to imbibe.
Rites of Passage: He has graced the bars of several premier watering holes around the glittering beaches of Miami including the Florida Room at the Delano Hotel, Table 8, the Settai, 8oz and the pop up bar, the Broken Shaker. Paul has consulted on beverage programs for high profile clients such as GHM Americas hotel Group, Morgan’s Hotel Group, Table 8 Restaurant Group, and OSI Restaurants.
Honors, Accolades and General Moments of Infamy: Paul's talents go far beyond the weekend rush at the best Miami hotspots. He was a Cherry Heering World Cocktail Competition 2009 US top finalist, combining innovative cocktails with fashion forward designs. He has won several mixology championships including the First Annual Svedka Master Mixology Competition 2010, the 2010 42 Below World Cup Champion and he was named the Bombay Sapphire/GQ Most Inspired Bartender for 2010. He has also been featured on NBC South Florida Today, The Miami Herald, Travel and Leisure, and Dine Magazine.
First Cockail Ever: Old Fashioned.
Most Important Ingredient: Passion- the best ingredient for any cocktail.
Miscellaneous Trappings of Awesomeness: He plays the guitar, he likes to cook and to travel and he has a degree in political science so he can debate the state of politics, while mixing up his favorite Tom Collins.
Outside of Julibox: Paul is also the owner/president of PSC Hospitality, a hospitality consulting company focusing on the beverage industry.
Brian Quinn- Guest
Brian, a former musician, discovered his true passion when he founded The Noble Rot, an underground supper club dedicated to all things great to eat, drink and discover. Though largely self-taught in cocktails, Brian was also trained in proper techniques by bartenders in the Little Branch and Milk & Honey families in NYC. He is now a regular contributor to FoodRepublic.com. Brian works with NYC cocktail bars Maison Premiere and Silver Lining, as well as curates memorable experiential and educational events for foodies and cocktail enthusiasts alike.Read More...
Lynnette Marrero- Guest
Lynnette has a decorated career, working at some of the most respected and innovative watering holes in New York City. A 2009 James Beard Awards honoree, Lynnette founded LUPEC NYC an organization committed to promoting female bartenders and supporting women’s-based charities. She also co-created Speed Rack, a national cocktail competition for women bartenders that helps gain awareness for the plethora of female talent in the industry, while raising money for breast cancer awareness.Read More...
Todd Thrasher- Guest
A native Virginian, Todd is notorious for making esquisite cocktails featuring his handmade syrups and tinctures. For him, a great cocktail should be just as memorable as a perfect meal. His expertly crafted cocktails can be found at Restaurant's Eve, The Majestic and PX in Alexandria and have earned him coveted accolades to boot.Read More...
Talia & Leslie- Guests
Talia Baiocchi is the Editor in Chief of PUNCH and the author of the forthcoming book Sherry. She was the first-ever wine editor at Eater, a former columnist at Wine Spectator, and a well published writer for various foodie magazines. She has a degree in journalism and political science from New York University and has been featured in numerous publications, including Forbes as a member of the magazine’s 2013 “30 under 30” list.
Leslie Pariseau is the Deputy Editor of PUNCH. She has written about food, drinks and people for GQ, Esquire and Saveur among others. In her former life, Leslie worked for Momofuku Ssäm Bar, reported at the United Nations and dropped out of grad school to become a professional drinker.Read More...
Every now and then our dear founder likes to tool around behind the bar. When she thinks she's come across something really fantastic, we occassionally allow her to share with our dear friends. While she has no bartending experience, she does have quite the palate for a really good cocktail. No worries about whether it will score- she vets everything with the MC...Read More...