Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Michelin star restaurant OX new range of Game of Thrones knives

Belfast's Michelin-starred restaurant Ox is hoping to add a touch of fire and ice to its menu with some Valyrian Steel.

Stephen Toman was presented with the Game of Thrones-inspired knives at his multi-award winning city centre spot.

The top chef used them to create a banquet inspired by the dark fantasy epic. That included rack of lamb from the Mourne Mountains in Co Down, braised liver, smoked celeriac and wild garlic.

The knives now sit in pride of place in a secure case in Ox, presented to Stephen Toman by Brian Twomey of Tourism Ireland and Judith Webb of Tourism NI.

In September, Ox was one of two top restaurants to bring a Michelin star back to Northern Ireland for the first time in five years. Ox on Oxford Street and Eipic at Deanes on Howard Street were awarded one star each by the prestigious guide.

Deanes secured its first Michelin star when it opened in 1997, only to lose it five years ago. Since then there had been no Northern Irish restaurants on the list.

Michelin star newcomer Ox was set up by friends Stephen Toman and Alain Kerloc'h in March 2013. At their restaurant, Stephen heads the kitchen while Alain leads the front of house team and develops the drinks menu.

It was also named Restaurant of the Year 2016, as part of the Good Food Guide Editors' Awards.

Belfast Telegraph