Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft have announced the line-up for the 2013 Obsession food festival at their Michelin-starred Northcote restaurant in Lancashire.
The 10-day gastronomic celebration, which will run from 21 to 30 January 2013, will feature some of the most talented international and UK chefs, who will each cook an exclusive five-course menu.
The line-up of participants includes two-Michelin-starred chefs Diego Guerrero from the El Club Allard in Madrid, Spain; and Dieter Koschina from Vila Joya in Portugal; as well as Tom Catherall, who runs five restaurants in Atlanta, USA.
UK stars cooking at Obsession 2013 are Michelin-starred chefs Phil Howard from the Square; Ashley Palmer-Watts from Dinner by Heston Blumenthal; and Agnar Sverrisson from Texture, all in London. The line-up will be completed by Cyrus Todiwala from Café Spice Namasté and Mr Todiwala's Kitchen; Bruno Loubet from Bistrot Bruno Loubet; Anna Hansen from the Modern Pantry; and Nigel Haworth and Lisa Allen from Northcote.
Haworth (pictured), chef-patron of Northcote, commented: "The calibre of chefs at Obsession13 is incredible. This year the festival has attracted chefs from Madrid, the Algarve and Atlanta, highlighting the credibility of the festival within the industry."
Tickets for the event, priced at £100, are available on 01254 240555.
By Kerstin Kühn
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