Obsession 18: full line-up

21 star chefs will descend on Lancashire in the new year for the Northcote’s annual celebration of culinary excellence

The Northcote, the luxury hotel and restaurant in Lancashire run by chef Nigel Haworth, is preparing to host its annual foodie celebration, Obsession for the 18th year running. Obsession 18 will run from January 18 to February 4 next year, bringing 21 world class chefs, with 16 Michelin stars between them, to the Northcote.

Each night is run by a different chef with this year’s line-up including Jason Atherton, Lisa Goodwin-Allen and Tom Kitchin. Haworth, who will be in the kitchen for the final night of Obsession 18, says: ‘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.’

Tickets for Obsession 18 go on sale from 8am on October 17 via this hotline number, 0333 999 7762. Tickets cost £140 and include a champagne reception, canapés and a five-course signature menu. For more information, go here. See below for the full line-up…

January 18 – Jason Atherton, The Social Company, London
January 19 – Gary Usher, Sticky Walnut, Hoole, Chester
January 20 – Manish Mehrotra, Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
January 21 – Jean-Philippe Blondet, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Mayfair, London
January 22 – Juan Amador, Amador’s, Vienna, Austria
January 23 – Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Northcote, Langho, Lancashire
January 24 – Daniel Calvert, Belon, Hong Kong
January 25 – Hiroshi Nakamichi, Restaurant Molière, Sapporo, Japan
January 26 – George Blogg, Gravetye Manor, West Hoathly, Sussex
January 27 – Larry Jayasekara, Pétrus, Belgravia, London
January 28 – Tom Kitchin, The Kitchin, Leith, Edinburgh
January 29 – ‘The three amigos’ Diego Hernandez Baquedano, Corazón De Tierra, Baja California, Mexico; Francisco Ruano, Alcalde, Guadalajara, Mexico; Jorge Vallejo, Quintonil, Mexico City
January 30 – Martín Milesi, Una, London
January 31 – Jorge Vallejo, Quintonil, Mexico City
February 1 – Tommy Banks, The Black Swan at Oldstead, YorkshireF
February 2 – Ivan and Sergey Berezutskiy, Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia
February 3 – Nelly Robinson, Nel. Restaurant, Sydney, Australia; and Kirk Haworth, Plates, London
February 4 – Nigel Haworth, Northcote, Langho, Lancashire


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