“Over time, you develop relationships as a valued partner of the folks you buy fish from, and there are no short cuts to that…”
Meet Ian MacGregor, President & Chief Fishmonger of The Lobster Place in New York City. Ian took over his family’s seafood business 8 years ago, growing the modest mom & pop seafood shop into a thriving and respected wholesale/retail fish business. The catch he secures everyday for his loyal customers and chefs is as premium as seafood products get, and he credits that completely to the relationships he’s established with seafood suppliers all over the world – relationships that began in 1974 when his mom and dad started selling seafood in the city.
So enjoy my behind-the-scenes peek into what makes The Lobster Place tick. I’ll take you inside their Hunt’s Point facility in The Bronx to see their wholesale operation during the wee hours of the morning before restaurant deliveries, and get up close with the fishmongers at their store in Chelsea Market. Seafood doesn’t get any fresher unless you’re catching it yourself…
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