Marcello will soon celebrate his 25th year in the industry. In fact he has been involved in the field his whole life. He was born in Argentina to family engaged in the catering business. After immigrating to Israel he worked as grill-man in a number of El-Gaucho branches until he decided to go out on his own.
For eight years Marcello operated ‘Morgenfeld’ from Moshav Liman – working for the first three years from his own back yard. Currently he lives in Eilon. The person who gave him one of the first opportunities and pushed him forward was no other than Uri Jeremias, better known as Uri-Buri. In time the restaurant moved to its current location in Achziv, on the coastal road between Rosh Hanikrah and Nahariya, and it currently also comprises a courtyard for events.
Marcello: “After being an employee in a number of places, I decided to become independent and to change the concept: on the one hand I refuse to change the Argentinian menu, on the other hand I am not here to educate and I do not dictate the ‘correct’ level of meat broiling. Incidentally, my menu also includes fish and pasta for those who do not eat red meat.”
Indeed, meat is a delicate matter: in fact, Marcello subtly insinuates that at customer’s request, he will make a well-done steak. “Morgenfeld is the house steak. It is important for me to give guests what they want as long as I work with the best raw materials. Our cuts are fresh and aged on location; we do not work with frozen, meat.”