It takes place over 18 nights from January 18 to February 4 2018 and will see 21 chefs with 16 Michelin stars between them arriving from diverse countries including India, Russia, Japan, and Mexico, as well as the UK.
They include the following chefs:
- Thursday 18th January – Jason Atherton (3 x 1 star restaurants) – The Social Company, London, UK
- Friday 19th January – Gary Usher – Sticky Walnut, Chester, UK
- Saturday 20th January – Manish Mehrotra (Asia Top 50 – 30 and World Top 50– 78) – Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
- Sunday 21st January – Jean-Philippe Blondet (3 stars) – Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London, UK
- Monday 22nd January – Juan Amador (2 stars) – Amador’s, Vienna, Austria
- Tuesday 23rd January – Lisa Goodwin-Allen – (1 star) – Northcote, Lancashire, UK
- Wednesday 24th January – Daniel Calvert – Belon, Hong Kong
- Thursday 25th January – Hiroshi Nakamichi (3 stars) – Restaurant Molière, Sapporo, Japan
- Friday 26th January – George Blogg (1 star) – Gravetye Manor, Sussex, UK
- Saturday 27th January – Larry Jayasekara (1 star) – Petrus, London, UK
- Sunday 28th January – Tom Kitchin (1 star) –The Kitchin, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Monday 29th January – 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
- Tuesday 30th January – Martin Milesi, Una, London, UK
- Wednesday 31st January – Jorge Vallejo (World Top 50 – 22) – Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
- Thursday 1st February – Tommy Banks (1 star) – The Black Swan at Oldstead, Yorkshire, UK
- Friday 2nd February – Berezutskiy Twins (formerly World Top 100 – 92 – Twins) – Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia
- Saturday 3rd February – Nelly Robinson – Nel Restaurant, Sydney, Australia; Kirk Haworth – Plates London, London, UK
- Sunday 4th February – Nigel Haworth (1 star) – Northcote, Lancashire, UK
“This year we’re celebrating 18 years of Obsession and it just keeps getting more exciting each year,” said Northcote chef patron Nigel Haworth who founded the annual event in 2001.
“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.
“For the next event, I’m especially looking forward to the South American influences, as well as the usual array of UK talent.
“We have some great young English chefs cooking such as Tommy Banks, Gary Usher, Nelly Robinson and my son, Kirk Haworth who will bring a really youthful, new wave feel to proceedings. I’m excited to meet the chefs of Obsession 18, their teams, and the flavours they bring.”
Tickets for Obsession 18 cost from £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.
VIP hospitality packages are available to book for six or more people in the Louis Roederer Room or at the Chef’s Table, from £2,400 + VAT.
For more information and to book tickets from 17 October 2017, visit www.northcote.com/obsession18