Credited with revolutionising the dining scene in Belfast, last week Michael Deane marked 20 years in business at a celebration dinner in Deanes Flagship premises on Howard Street.
Guests on the evening were treated to a very special meal of signature dishes that Michael Deane once served at his Michelin starred Restaurant Michael Deane, including Chicken Ballotine with Lobster, Scallop with Black Pudding and Potato Bread and Beef Fillet with Marrow.
Michael gained experience cooking at the two Michelin star Dorchester Hotel in London, and returned to Ireland in 1989.
His first restaurant Restaurant Michael Deane earned a star in 1997, which it held for 13 consecutive years; the longest ever in Northern Ireland.
Over the past 20 years Michael’s restaurant collective has shifted shape and size, with a group of seven eateries now spread over four addresses.
The single fine dining restaurant that Michael opened on Howard Street twenty years ago has evolved into a trio of eateries that now take up half the block; Deanes Meat Locker, Deanes Love Fish, and Deanes EIPIC.
There’s also Deanes at Queens, Deanes Deli Bistro and Vin Cafe on Bedford Street and Deane and Decano on Lisburn Road in South Belfast.
Michael’s protegé, chef Danni Barry re-earned the Michelin star once held at Restaurant Micheal Deane at EIPIC, just 18 months after opening.
To read our full interview with Michael Deane click HERE.
For more information visit www.michaeldeane.co.uk.