( 4UMF NEWS )Rihanna Enjoys Havana Nightlife
Havana – Singer Rihanna visited 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, La Fontana, the owner confirmed to EFE.
The pop diva from Barbados arrived on Wednesday from the United States on a private flight and, after landing, went out into the capital city, 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 the restaurant immediately posted to its Facebook page and spread in social media on Thursday.
So far, it is the only image made public of the singer’s Cuban trip.
According to Blanco, Rihanna spent about two hours at La Fontana along with three companions in what seems to be a trip with relatives 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,” Blanco said, adding that the singer had ordered black beans, sausage and pork ribs.
The singer of “Diamonds” and “Stay” was recognized by the restaurant’s customers, among whom were several Americans, but according to Blanco the staff 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 restaurant’s band.
La Fontana was also visited in 2013 by U.S. singer Beyoncé and her husband, rapper and music producer Jay-Z.
Blanco did not rule out the possibility that Beyoncé might have recommended his establishment to her.
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