ADOLIS tesfamariam gaim
was born in Milan, Italy of Eritrean parents, who immigrated there in the early 70's. Growing up in Milan in the 80's and 90's, Adolis was raised between Eritrean and Italian culture, this duality allowed her to develop a very eclectic taste. Living in NYC since 2000 amplified her outlook towards different cultures, specifically towards food. Adolis worked in NYC hospitality business for many years, and after successfully consulting businesses and working as opening manager she decided she was ready to create something of her own that could reflect her personality and expertise; shaping it to be welcoming and unique, Lovely Rita (her project in development) it set to open in Harlem, the neighborhood she called home for the past seventeen years.