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Cru 9: Dave Madera, Director of Operations at Caledon Concepts

By May 15, 2018Podcast

Never heard of Caledon Concepts? If you live in the Tampa Bay region, then you already know them by their restaurants: Cevíche and Rococo. When Dave joined the team, he was charged with re-vamping the wine programs at all four different restaurants. Cevíche and Rococo would both seem to have rigid rules for what makes the list, but Dave introduced some flexibility while still keeping the needs of each concept in mind.

25 years in the Tampa restaurant scene (including 12 years at Mise en Place) will teach you a few things (like how to handle a spewing porron without getting drenched in wine, and the best way to sell a bottle of 1904 Château Lafite Rothschild.)  Join us for a fun adventure through one of Tampa Bay’s larger signature restaurant groups. Bonus points if you can pick up some of the noise our kitchen makes sprinkled throughout this episode.

(Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg)
Rococo Steak
655 2nd Ave S, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Featured Wine: St Innocent Villages Cuvée Pinot Noir

Featured Restaurant: FarmTable Cucina
179 2nd. Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 523-6297