Northcote’s annual gastronomic food festival is back for its 20th year, with a stellar line-up of top chefs from around the world. Across the 17-day event – which kicks off on 24 January 2020 – 24 Michelin-starred chefs will be cooking at Lancashire hotel Northcote’s restaurant, including Rick Stein, James Martin and Angela Hartnett.
This year we’ll be seeing several chefs cooking in pairs or trios, giving guests the chance to experience one-off collaborations. On 25 January, for instance, Gareth Ward (Ynyshir), Tom Brown (Cornerstone) and Kirk Haworth (Plates) will be joining forces, while on 27 January Sat Bains will be creating a menu with the two Michelin-starred Paul Cunningham, head chef of Henne Kirkby Kro in rural Denmark.
A number of top class London chefs feature on the programme, including Richard Corrigan of Corrigan’s Mayfair, Elystan Street’s Phil Howard and Perilla’s Ben Marks. They’ll be appearing alongside big names from all over the world, such as Jacob Jan Boerma of 3-Michelin-starred restaurant De Leest in Vassen, The Netherlands; Dieter Koschina from Vila Joya in The Algarve; and Ken Hom from MEE, Copa Cabana Palace in Rio De Janeiro.
Obsession was created in 2001 by the hotel’s former executive chef Nigel Haworth and joint managing director Craig Bancroft, with the aim of celebrating great food, wine and chefs from all over the world. It continues to be a celebration of the best of the culinary world, with chefs ranging from the UK’s best-loved household names and newcomers to some of the world’s best chefs from overseas.
Fancy making a weekend of it? Why not stay at one of The Northcote Hotel’s 26 beautiful bedrooms. Alongside its Michelin-starred restaurant, The Northcote also has a cookery school, pretty garden and carefully curated wine cellar filled with unique wines.
The Northcote, Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8BE
24 January – 9 February 2020
The ticket hotline opens on 13 October at 9am, call 0333 999 7762 to book. Prices start at £150pp including a Champagne reception and five-course meal. For more information, visit northcote.com