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After time in the Peace Corps, John Foy’s wine and food world expanded exponentially when he arrived in Brussels as a tax accountant. He immersed himself in the rich, exquisite version of French cuisine made famous by Brussels and neighboring Luxembourg chefs. Foy took a long weekend in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin and it was then that he decided to quit his job, return to NYC, and open a restaurant. He opened his first restaurant, The Tarragon Tree, in NJ. As his interests and expertise evolved, that was succeeded by Le Delice, and finally Sonoma Grill. All three were acclaimed by local, regional, and national publications and reviewers. Each was recognized for having a significant impact on dining in New Jersey. A few years later, Foy began writing about wine and food for several New Jersey newspapers, trade publications and wine magazines. He found that it helped put it all into perspective. In 2016, Foy launch The Wine Odyssey newsletter, website, and travel guide.