Probably you have also heard that Milan's seafood is the freshest you can get in Italy and that the Seafood Market is its home. For individuals, it opens the door on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am, but to breathe the authentic air of the market, you must be there before 4 am. And maybe, you should be guided by an exceptional Virgil as Enrico Buonocore, creator and manager of the restaurant Langosteria 10.
The fish market in Milan is a paradise for restaurateurs, among the most modern in Europe and the most important market for fish products in Italy for quality, range and freshness. Each year 25 thousand tons of fish pass through here: wild or farmed, smoked, frozen.
If you want to be sure to have the best raw material, you can not miss the appointment. Enrico certainly doesn't miss it: he personally selects tuna and prawns, shrimp, oysters and lobsters for his restaurant. In short, all the best that the sea can offer.
He seems to be home, he moves with familiarity among the fish crates, demonstrating the quality of fishes and telling the different ways of cooking them. Enrico knows all the people and all the fish in the fish market. The breadth of the offer and the infinite varieties, the different characteristics and origins, respect for the raw material, different cooking techniques, come from a wealth of experience, made of perseverance and determination.
The passion for cooking, born when he was a child and matured and refined over the years, combined with the dedication with which manages the company, led to its success. Because it works, only if it is run with heart. A passion that shines through his words as he explains how to recognize fresh fish or how to match the wine to his dishes, so real we can almost smell it.
Are you curious to know more? Discover the story Made with Heart of Enrico and his passion for fish, in the video by Il Sole 24 Ore.