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Obsession 17 line-up unveiled

31 October 2016 by
Obsession 17 line-up unveiled

A line up of 23 chefs with 16 Michelin stars between them has been announced for Obsession 17 including James Close of the two- Michelin-starred Raby Hunt in Summerhouse, Darlington and John Williams of Michelin-starred the Ritz, in Piccadilly London.

Obsession, a 17-night event which takes place between 20 January to 5 February 2017, was created by Nigel Haworth, chef-patron of Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote in Langho, Lancashire to celebrate great food, wine and chefs.

Haworth said: "Obsession is now in its 17th year and its great reputation means that it is self-propelling; as soon as we finish the event, we're already thinking about the next year and how it can evolve to be even better than the last. This year we have an eclectic mix of chefs that I'm really excited about, covering all spheres of cooking from all over the world and with a new focus on the Americas. It's important to have this variety as many guests come to a number of nights during the event, so I want to make sure there are plenty of appealing options."

This year, alongside a Louis Roederer Brut Premier champagne reception guests can add a wine flight to their five-course meal chosen by Northcote's managing director Craig Bancroft and his wine team.

Tickets are charged from £130 per person. The booking line opens at 8am on 1 November 0333 999 7762.

See the full line-up below:

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

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