Rihanna, on visit to Cuba, dances and eats local restaurant food
Published May 28, 2015 EFE
Singer Rihanna is on a visit to Cuba, where no sooner did she arrive
earlier this week than she decided to enjoy native dishes and dance at a
well-known Havana restaurant, the owner of which confirmed the details
The pop diva from Barbados arrived on Wednesday on the island from the
United States on a private flight and after landing went out into the
capital incognito, turning up unannounced at the La Fontana "paladar,"
as privately-owned restaurants are called in Cuba, the establishment's
owner, Ernesto Blanco, said.
"She came directly from the airport because she wanted to eat Cuban
food," said Blanco, who managed to have his photo taken next to Rihanna,
a snapshot that hit the social networks on Thursday.
So far, this is the only image made public of the singer's Cuba trip,
but several local media outlets have already reported on her visit and
According to Blanco, Rihanna spent about two hours at La Fontana along
with three companions in what seems to be a trip by relatives and/or
friends, and she was accompanied by a "strong security team."
"She asked for two plates of food, a daiquiri. She was very interested
in Cuban cooking," said the proprietor, adding that the singer had
ordered black beans, sausage and pork ribs.
The singer of "Diamonds" and "Stay" was recognized by the restaurants'
customers, among whom were several Americans, but according to Blanco
the staff at La Fontana took great care to ensure that she was not
"bothered" by anyone.
He also said that Rihanna enjoyed classics of Cuban music while at the
restaurant, including "La Guantanamera," and she danced to the "son"
rhythms played by the eatery's band.
La Fontana was also visited in 2013 by U.S. singer Beyonce and her
husband, rapper and music producer Jay-Z.
After Rihanna's surprise appearance at the restaurant, Blanco did not
rule out that Beyonce could have recommended his establishment to her. EFE
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