Northcote Reveals Obsession 18 Chef Line Up

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Calling foodies far and wide – Northcote has announced the names of the 21 chefs set to attend its Obsession 18 extravaganza 

Chef Nigel Haworth is celebrating 18 years of his gastronomic event Obsession by inviting 21 world class chefs to cook at luxury award-winning hotel, Northcote in Lancashire. With 16 Michelin stars between them, the 18 day event is set to be a treat for all the senses.

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The culinary occasion will take place from 18th January to 4th February 2018 and will see chefs travelling from around the world, as well as the UK to cook their unique Obsession Menus.

Image shows Nigel Haworth

Image shows Nigel Haworth

First launched in 2001, Obsession was created by Haworth as a celebration of great food, wine and a meeting of friends, old and new. From that first event, it’s size has grown but the ethos is still very much the same with Haworth always looking to offer guests a completely memorable culinary experience, created by some of the world’s most innovative chefs.

The full line up is as follows:

1 Thursday 18th January – Jason Atherton
(3 x 1 star restaurants) – The Social Company, London, UK

2 Friday 19th January – Gary Usher
Sticky Walnut, Chester, UK

3 Saturday 20th January – Manish Mehrotra
(Asia Top 50 – 30 and World Top 50– 78) – Indian Accent, New Delhi, India

4 Sunday 21st January – Jean-Philippe Blondet
(3 stars) – Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London, UK

5 Monday 22nd January – Juan Amador
(2 stars) – Amador’s, Vienna, Austria

6 Tuesday 23rd January – Lisa Goodwin-Allen
(1 star) – Northcote, Lancashire, UK

7 Wednesday 24th January Daniel Calvert
 Belon, Hong Kong

8 Thursday 25th January – Hiroshi Nakamichi
(3 stars) – Restaurant Molière, Sapporo, Japan

9 Friday 26th January – George Blogg
(1 star) – Gravetye Manor, Sussex, UK

10 Saturday 27th January – Larry Jayasekara
(1 star) – Petrus, London, UK

11 Sunday 28th January – Tom Kitchin
(1 star) –The Kitchin, Edinburgh, Scotland

12 Monday 29th January – Diego Hernandez Baquedano, Francisco Ruano, Jorge Vallejo
Diego Hernandez Baquedano (Latin America Top 50 – 39) Corazón de Tierra, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico; Francisco Ruano, Alcalde, Guadalajara, Mexico; Jorge Vallejo (World Top 50 – 22) Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

13 Tuesday 30th January – Martin Milesi
 Una, London, UK

14 Wednesday 31st January – Jorge Vallejo
(World Top 50 – 22) – Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

15 Thursday 1st February – Tommy Banks
(1 star) – The Black Swan at Oldstead, Yorkshire, UK

16 Friday 2nd February – Berezutskiy Twins
(formerly World Top 100 – 92 – Twins) – Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia

17 Saturday 3rd February – Nelly Robinson and Kirk Haworth
Nel Restaurant, Sydney, Australia; Kirk Haworth – Plates London, London, UK

18 Sunday 4th February – Nigel Haworth
(1 star) – Northcote, Lancashire, UK

Nigel Haworth said, “This year we’re celebrating 18 years of Obsession and it just keeps getting more exciting each year. We’re bringing different styles of cooking, different cultures and different flavours to Northcote for both our guests and our kitchen team to experience. Sharing ideas has got to be one of the most important and inspirational things we can do in cookery and we’re in a privileged position that the Obsession 18 chefs are open to sharing their ideas with us.”

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Guests will also enjoy a Louis Roederer Brut Premier champagne reception, and then have the option of adding a wine flight to the dinner. Managing Director Craig Bancroft and his wine team meticulously choose wines to pair with the unique flavours and ingredients of each course each night, to really elevate the dining experience.

Northcote is a luxury, 26 bedroomed boutique hotel located in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire and its award winning restaurant has held a Michelin star for 21 consecutive years since 1995. Founded by Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft in 1984, Northcote is a true oasis of gastronomic excellence.

Make it happen
When: 18th January to 4th February 2018
Where: Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn BB6 8BE
Price: £140 per person including Louis Roederer champagne and canapé reception, five course menu, and coffee and petit fours. Specially paired wine flight can be added starting from £60 per person.
Tickets: For more information and to book tickets from 17th October 2017, click here.

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