Who is the sommelier at Daniel?

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Since 2009, Raj Vaidya has overseen the list of more than 1,600 wines at Daniel as head sommelier. Born in New Jersey and raised in Bombay and Singapore, Vaidya developed an affinity for wine pairing at a young age. Since earning top honors from the Sommelier Society of America and the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, he has worked in top New York restaurants, including Per Se and Cru, as well as Gary Danko in San Francisco and Seeger’s in Atlanta. Vaidya brings an eagerness to his position at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant that garners respect and admiration, so feel free to hit him up for some wine-pairing suggestions for your French meal.

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