Chef puts form over formality

Belfast restaurant owner Michael Deane believes he can hold onto his Michelin star with a different style of dining, writes Gillian Nelis

24th April, 2010

For most restaurateurs, a flood which closed their premises for three months would be a catastrophic event.

But for Michael Deane, the only chef in the North with a Michelin star, it represented an opportunity to rethink his business model. Deane has had a Michelin star for his restaurant on Howard Street in Belfast city centre for 12years but, even before it was flooded last January, he had been pondering how the recession was affecting...

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