Direk Lino plans to open restaurant


Posted at Jan 23 2013 12:21 PM | Updated as of Jan 23 2013 08:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Director Lino Cayetano wants to follow in the footsteps of his sister, Senator Pia Cayetano, as he said in a television interview that he is planning to open a restaurant soon.

While he admitted that he is not a professional cook, Lino said he wants to put up a restaurant-cafe.

Pia opened Slice, a restaurant that has been earning raves for its “healthy” dishes and baked treats, at the Bonifacio High Street Central last year.

But unlike Slice, the new restaurant will be “based around coffee,” Lino said.

“Sister restaurant siya [ng Slice],” he said as he showed viewers of the ABS-CBN morning talk show “Kris TV” how to prepare hand-brewed coffee.

“I want to call it Luna,” he added.

Lino did not give further details about his newest venture, and was instead constantly teased to “Kris TV” host Kris Aquino.

To this, Aquino replied: "Sabi lang ng mga lahat ng friends ko who are in politics, the worst time to start entertaining a relationship or getting to know someone is during the campaign. Because ang master mo lang constituents mo dapat. Eh siyempre ang girls naman normal naman 'di ba na mag-demand ka ng konting panahon. So pag na-elect na lang, doon na lang 'di ba?"

The youngest sister of President Benigno Aquino III then told Lino, who is running for congressman in the second district of Taguig: "May 14. Kasi May 13 ang eleksyon 'di ba? May 14, sige."

Known for directing several television shows and films, Lino has been linked to a number of celebrities, including host Bianca Gonzalez, stylist Liz Uy and actress-host KC Concepcion.

Several celebrities now own, co-own or operate restaurants, among them Jodi Sta. Maria, Marvin Agustin, Boy Abunda and Ogie and Regine Alcasid.