Northern star: The chef helping put Belfast on the Michelin map

Stevie Toman of Ox will be spending his second lockdown of 2020 getting ready to make the restaurant better than ever

1st November, 2020
Northern star: The chef helping put Belfast on the Michelin map
Steve Toman, head chef at Ox: ‘The pandemic has been a catastrophe for everyone, but I guess what people are only realising now is just how interconnected everything is.’ Photo: Elaine Hill

In great cooking, there can be no cleverer trick than making something taste more intensely of itself.

Good flavours and interesting textures can accentuate great food and take the diner on a journey, but if the base ingredients aren’t great to begin with, and if the cooking techniques used don’t improve their essential nature, then all is for naught. It’s an approach to cooking that has served Stevie Toman well....

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