By Sheri Duff
Not only was the parking lot full at Natalia’s Market on Saturday, July 28, but the aroma wafting from the premises was deliciously inviting. Inside Natalia’s, eager diners enjoyed Brazilian cuisine.
Originally from Natal, Brazil, Victoria Lee of Shelburne brings the authentic taste of South America to the community. Her offerings on Saturday included black beans served over white rice, roast beef, farofa (a widely popular condiment made from toasted manioc flour) fried yucca root, a light vegetable salad, and more for $10. A specialty cheese bun (cheese bread) and cashew juice (made from the fruit of a cashew and not the cashew itself) can be purchased for an additional cost.
“I’ve wanted to do this for a while now,” Lee explained. “When Natalia’s owner, Vasily Karpov, offered me the use of his kitchen I jumped at the chance.” For the present, Lee will serve a variety of popular dishes from Brazil, Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.
Try something new for lunch or revisit Brazil anytime at Natalia’s Market on 935 Falls Road in Shelburne or call 985-2677 for more information.