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Face Time with Omar Musfi

Get to know St. Charles restaurant owner

Omar Musfi
Omar Musfi

Sycamore resident Omar Musfi was at his restaurant, Eden on the River in St. Charles, when he answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Schory: Where did you grow up?

Musfi: Syria. I came here when I was 24.

Schory: First job?

Musfi: In music, as a percussionist.

Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Musfi: Yes, I wanted to be a musician. Owning a restaurant was something I wanted to do, but always my target was music. I have a master’s degree in music.

Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?

Musfi: “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne and the movie

Schory: Favorite charity?

Musfi: Syrian American Medical Society Foundation

Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?

Musfi: Caramel

Schory: Favorite local restaurant?

Musfi: Eden on the River in St. Charles

Schory: What is an interesting fact about yourself?

Musfi: Through music, I played with a lot of big stars in the Middle East and here, like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sting and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles.

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