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Obsession 2017

Type: Festival


Tel: 0333 999 7762

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Obsession 2017

Recognised as one of Europe's premier gastronomic events, Obsession is celebrating its 17th year with 23 outstanding guest chefs with 16 Michelin stars between them.

Travelling from across the world to luxury, Lancashire-based hotel, Northcote, these chefs will cook their unique Obsession Menus during the 17 night event taking place Friday 20th January to Sunday 5th Feb 2017.

Obsession 17 includes the following chefs:

  • Friday 20th January – Michael Wignall (2 stars) – Gidleigh Park, Dartmoor, UK
  • Saturday 21st January - Gareth Ward (1 star) - Ynyshir Hall, Wales
  • Sunday 22nd January – John Williams (1 star) – The Ritz, London, UK
  • Monday 23rd January – Gennaro Esposito (2 stars) - La Torre Del Saracino, Vico Equense, Italy
  • Tuesday 24th January – Ladies Night - Lisa Goodwin-Allen – Northcote, Lancashire, UK;
  • Chantelle Nicholson, Tredwells, London, UK; Claire Clarke; Anna Hansen, The Modern Pantry, London, UK
  • Wednesday 25th January - Michael O’Hare (1 star) – The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds, UK
  • Thursday 26th January - Pasi Petanen – Sydney, and Daniel Puskas - Sixpenny, Sydney, Australia
  • Friday 27th January - Hans Neuner (2 stars) - Ocean, Vila Vita Parc, Algarve, Portugal
  • Saturday 28th January - Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster - Zhao Guang You, JE Mansions, Beijing, China and Lu Yao - Yihe Mansions, Nanjing, China
  • Sunday 29th January - Ana Ros - Hisa Franko, Slovenia
  • Monday 30th January - Justin Cogley – Aubergine at L’Auberge, Carmel, USA
  • Tuesday 31st January - James Close (2 stars) - Raby Hunt, Darlington, UK
  • Wednesday 1st February - – The California Boys - Justin Cogley, Aubergine at L’Auberge, Carmel, USA; Ben Spungen; Tony Baker
  • Thursday 2nd February - Isaac McHale (1 star) - The Clove Club, London, UK
  • Friday 3rd February - Takagi Kazuo (2 stars) – Zeniya, Ashiya, Japan
  • Saturday 4th February - Atul Kochhar (1 star) – Benares, London, UK
  • Sunday 5th February – Nigel Haworth (1 star) – Northcote, Lancashire, UK

Nigel Haworth, Northcote’s Chef Patron created Obsession in 2001 as a celebration of great food, wine and a meeting of friends, old and new. Today that is still very much the ethos of the event and Nigel looks for chefs who are obsessed with working with the very best ingredients and challenging themselves to be as creative as they can be in the kitchen.


  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist 2016

Opening Times

Obsession 2017 (20 Jan 2017 - 5 Feb 2017)


Tickets on sale from 1 November 2016 - 0333 999 7762

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