Claire, son set up new restaurant
OPM icon Claire dela Fuente and her son Chef Jigo de Guzman are partners in a newly opened restaurant called The Noodle Studio in Pasig City.
“Our restaurant has just opened. It’s all about Asian comfort food,” said De Guzman, during an interview at the high-end restaurant located at the 2nd floor of Ayala Malls The 30th on Meralco Avenue.
Dela Fuente, who also owns the Claire dela Fuente Grill and Seafood on Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City, recalled how the new restaurant business came to be.
“Ang galing kasi ng palate ng anak ko. Kung magaling ang palate ng nagluluto, ang food n’ya is very tasty.’’
De Guzman finished AB English Literature at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2010. After four years, Dela Fuente said that her son got bored and wanted to go back to school.
“’Mag-master’s na lang kaya ako?’ sabi nya. I told him ‘mamili ka – master’s or culinary?’ So nag enrol sya sa Enderun. Then in Paris, he learned French cuisine at Le Jules Verne located at the second floor of Eiffel Tower for seven months,” Dela Fuente said.
Dela Fuente is a popular singer behind the immortal songs “Sayang,” “Nakaw Na PagIbig,” and “Minsan Minsan” in the 1980s.
These days, she is still thrilled to hear her songs on the radio every Sunday. “Naririnig ko yan. Proud ako dahil ilang artist ba ang may ganyan? Kokonti lang talaga kami.”
Dela Fuente also said that while her song “Sayang” is very popular, her biggest-selling
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CLAIRE de la Fuente and Chef Jigo de Guzman at The Noodle Studio.