Yorkshire's Independent Restaurant Guide

Are You a Food Obsessive?

03680f32-92ce-483b-81a1-861ccbe66b0cIf you love ‘fine dining’, if you know every Michelin starred chef in the UK, if you study the ‘World’s 50 Best’, if you own a copy of ‘Historic Heston’ and you follow www.elizabethonfood.com or www.andyhayler.com then listen up.

From 23 January to 7th February, Nigel Haworth’s Michelin starred Northcote Manor, in Lancashire have announced their line-up for Obsession, their annual festival in which top chefs (and I mean top, top chefs) cook their ‘signature menu’ (it’s not just ‘dinner’ at this level), each night throughout the festival.

Tickets are £115 for Champagne and canapés on arrival and a five course dinner with matching wines (wines are extra by the way).

This being Northcote’s 30th anniversary year, they have really pushed the boat out and the line up has to be seen to be believed, if you know your chefs and restaurants.

They kick off on 23 January with the Galvin Brothers, 27 January it’s Phil Howard from The Square and Brett Graham from The Ledbury with 4 M stars between them. Vivek Singh follows them from the Cinnamon Club, 3 February is entitled ‘Girls’ Night Out’ and is the turn of Margot Janse of Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek, South Africa, Angela Hartnett who you will know from the telly and cooks at Murano and Limewood and Northcote’s own head chef Lisa Allen. The 6th February has the Great British Menu with Shaun Rankin, Glyn Purnell, Kenny Atkinson and Nigel Haworth. As for the rest, well the line up is truly international with Ken Hom, Gaggan Anand, Klaus Efort and chefs from Portugal, Holland, Italy and Austria.

The booking lines opened this morning and tables will be snapped up, so for the cuisine of a lifetime get on the phone to book your table 01254 244503