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Atherton, Kitchin and Usher revealed in Obsession 18 line-up

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Atherton, Kitchin and Usher revealed in Obsession 18 line-up

A line up of 21 chefs with 16 Michelin stars between them has been announced for Obsession 18.

Chefs including Jason Atherton, Tom Kitchin, Gary Usher and Tommy Banks will be cooking at the Michelin-starred Northcote restaurant and hotel in Langho, Lancashire next year as part of Obsession 18.

The 18-night event takes place 18 January – 4 February 2018 and was created by Nigel Haworth (pictured) in 2001 to celebrate great food, wine and chefs. It was announced earlier this week that Haworth is to change his role from chef-patron and joint managing director to ambassador.

Haworth said: “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 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 are 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. The booking line opens at 8am on Tuesday 17 October. To book call 0333 999 7762.

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

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