Chef Christy Bono Vacations in San Pedro
Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Christy Bono, a chef and restaurant owner from Southern California, USA is on vacation on Ambergris Caye. Her father was the late singer Sonny Bono, an American recording artist and producer who partnered with his second wife Cher as the popular duo Sonny & Cher. Christy became well known via her cooking and business skills. She has owned and run several upscale restaurants in Los Angeles and Long Beach over the past 25 years. She inherited the love for cooking from her father who owned a restaurant in West Hollywood.
On Tuesday evening, June 16th, The San Pedro Sun had the honor of meeting Bono at Wine de Vine’s Tuesday wine tasting event. “I am truly happy to be in Belize and in San Pedro, the Belizean people are remarkably nice; I am really impressed with their kindness,” said Bono. When asked about her dining experience on Ambergris Caye, Christy definitely agreed Belizean food is good, “I have been savoring the local gastronomy and to be honest, I have no complaints. The local cuisine in San Pedro has really satisfied my taste buds. From the rice and beans to the tacos, fry jacks, pupusas etc. Every time I visit a new country I like to experience their culture, their traditional food.” However, she had hoped to find a good Italian restaurant in town.
This is Bono’s first visit to Belize and it is a choice she does not regret. “I read about Belize before coming here and I had two options, either Belize or Cuba. I chose Belize because, first it is an English speaking country and second because I wanted to explore this tiny beautiful place which not a lot of people hear about. I will definitely come back for another vacation and will of course tell everyone back home about this beautiful country,” she said.
After the wine tasting session, Bono headed to Casa Picasso for dinner. Her next stop after San Pedro is Placencia in Southern Belize.
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