Gourmet festival Obsession announces line-up for 2023
Brad Carter, Carters of Mosley, Birmingham.
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Luxury hotel and restaurant Northcote will again be the venue for the gourmet festival ‘Obsession’ in 2023: from January 20 to February 5, chefs from the UK, France and Portugal will show their skills. Last year’s festival received an ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ at the AA Hospitality Awards and this year the event will see both well-known and emerging chefs, boasting 16 Michelin stars between them.
The line-up for 2023 has just been revealed:
- Friday 20th January: Lisa Goodwin Allen, Northcote, Ribble Valley (1 star) & Niall Keating, Luna, Barlaston
- Saturday 21st January: Ricardo Costa, The Yeatman Gastronomic Restaurant, Portugal (2 stars)
- Sunday 22nd January: Alex Dilling, Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal, London
- Monday 23rd January: Nathan Davies, SY23, Aberystwyth, Wales (1 star)
- Tuesday 24th January: Chetan Sharma, Bibi, London
- Wednesday 25th January: Brad Carter, Carters of Mosley, Birmingham (1 star)
- Thursday 26th January: Tommy Banks, The Black Swan, Oldstead, York (1 star)
- Friday 27th January: Anna Haugh, Myrtle, London & Sally Abe, The Pem, London
- Saturday 28th January: Tom Sellars, Restaurant Story, London (2 stars)
- Sunday 29th January: TBC
- Monday 30th January: Rafael Cagelli, Da Terra, London (2 stars)
- Tuesday 31st January: Luke French, JÖRO, Sheffield
- Wednesday 1st February: Loic Villemin, Toya Restaurant, France (1 star)
- Thursday 2nd February: John Williams & Spencer Metzger, The Ritz, London (1 star)
- Friday 3rd February: Alex Nietosvuori, Hjem, Hexham (1 star)
- Saturday 4th February: Mark Donald, The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, Scotland (1 star)
- Sunday 5th February: Grand Finale featuring Lisa Goodwin Allen, Northcote, Ribble Valley (1 star); Monica Galetti, Mere, London; Nieves Barragan Mohacho, Sabor, London (1 star)
Obsession launched in 2001 as a celebration of great food, wine and a meeting of friends, since evolving under the same ethos to offer guests a completely memorable culinary experience created by some of the world's most innovative chefs. “The vibe, teamwork and overall energy from everyone involved last year was outstanding,” said Lisa Goodwin-Allen, executive chef at Northcote. The styles of cooking the chefs bring to Obsession will be “diverse, progressive and highly technical,” she added.
Tables are priced at £185 per person, including a Louis Roederer Champagne and canapé reception, five-course menu, coffee and petit fours. An especially paired wine flight can be added, starting at around £65 per person. Guests can also enjoy a Louis Roederer Collection 242 Champagne reception, and have the option of adding a wine flight to the dinner. This year´s festival will see the launch of the newly curated Obsession Gin. VIP hospitality packages are available to book for six or more people in the Louis Roederer Room or at the Chef's Table, from £2,475, excluding VAT.
The hotel and Michelin-star restaurant Northcote is part of The Stafford Collection and has been named one of the best food-led boutique hotels in the UK. The renowned country house hotel has 26 rooms with guests able to choose between the Manor House and Garden Lodge rooms.
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