What’s your job? What do you love about it?
I work as a Project Manager for a non-profit organization overseeing production of multi‐media products and campaigns. I love the fact that everyday at work is different and I can use my creativity and organizational skills. I also love photography and enjoy blogging about my life in New York, one picture a day, at http://theforeignview.com/.
Why do you like Invite For A Bite?
Invite for a Bite is a wonderful opportunity to explore, on many levels. I can make new friends, get to know new restaurants and new cuisines. What is there not to love?
What have you invited people to on Invite For A Bite?
I’ve invited people to have sushi and currently I’m looking forward to meet some fabulous women at Republic, which serves impressive dishes from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and China. If you are planning to be in New York on April 20th, you should join me! (If you’d like to join Lilian, click ‘search invites’ and enter New York. Simple!)
What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
Probably curry goat in a Jamaican restaurant. Delicious!
What’s your guiltiest food pleasure?
Dumplings. I am obsessed with those little balls of dough and will travel for good ones.
Which women, living now or in the past, would you invite to an ifab dinner party?
My grandmother Celina, who was the most amazing cook and gave my childhood a taste that I’ll never forget.
Where are you from, and when you’re traveling what food from your country do you miss the most?
I am originally from Brazil and have been living in New York for the past eight years. Feijoada is my favorite national dish (basically black bean stew with beef and pork), and that is always the food I miss the most!
Name a country you’ve visited whose food you love. What not-to-be-missed dish should people eat there?
I haven’t had the opportunity to travel much but I take advantage of New York multi-cultural environment as much as I can. I am always trying new cuisines and I’m a huge fan of Mediterranean and Asian dishes.
If you could be in one place right now, where would it be? Why?
I would love to be home, baking Brazilian cheese rolls with my mom and sharing stories while drinking coffee. It is wonderful to live abroad and conquer your space and dreams, but home will always be where you belong.
Nosy, we know, but what are you having for dinner tonight? Tonight I am going to a Turkish restaurant uptown Manhattan. I heard wonders about their kebabs, baklava and belly dancers!