This year, at what has become known in the industry as the “Glastonbury of gastronomy” Obsession showcases and extraordinary diversity of menus from hugely talented chefs from as far afield as Japan; Taiwan; Peru; Mexico along with European and UK representation, in total eighteen Michelin stars will shine at Northcote.

This year Chef Patron, Nigel Haworth will be joined by some of the greatest names in gastronomy. Still to be featured are: Wojciech Modest Amaro, the first Michelin starred chef in Poland brings a menu where nature meets science, from Asia, 3 Michelin star Hideaki Matsuo, presents Ryotei, the ultra-premium Japanese haute cuisine from Japan and Lanshu Chen from Taiwan who fuses her roots with classical French cooking. Moving to North America, Diego Hernadez, a leading figure in the new wave of Mexican chefs, will take the kitchen by storm followed by Peter Tempelhoff, one of the most innovative chefs working in South Africa today. Back to the UK and Andre Garrett joins the line up from iconic UK property the Cilveden in Berkshire, then London-based 2 Michelin star chef Arnaud Bignon and the first Peruvian chef to win a Michelin star, Robert Ortiz of Lima Restaurant. Finally Chantelle Nicholson, Marcus Wareing’s right hand, shares the stage with Northcote’s very own Lisa Allen.

Nigel says, “It’s an incredible international line up once again. Obsession has grown from four nights in 2001 to sixteen nights and eighteen chefs in 2016 – it is truly a special time for the team at Northcote – there’s a massive buzz around the hotel and you can feel the excitement thatmotivates and inspires everyone here.”

Each guest will be treated to a 5-course signature menu together with a Louis Roederer Brut premier and canapé reception. Food and wine matching at the top of its game as Craig Bancroft, managing director will match a different wine to every single course throughout the 16 nights.