January’s featured restaurant was Northcote, Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8BE
Award: One Michelin star
Visit: 29th January 2020
Following my last trip to Northcote in 2019 (see my review….), I wanted to visit the annual Obsession gastronomic event they host. This year, the 20th anniversary, the line-up of chefs was impressive, with 24 chefs and a total of 22 Michelin stars.
The line-up included some of the greatest chefs from the UK and beyond – Gareth Ward (1 Michelin star – Ynyshir Restaurant, Wales), Dieter Koschina (2 Michelin stars – Vila Joya, Portugal), Hans Neuner (2 Michelin stars – Vila Vita Parc, Portugal), Sat Bains (2 Michelin stars – Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham), Paul Cunningham (2 Michelin stars – Henne Kirkeby Kro, Denmark), Richard Corrigan (Corrigan’s Mayfair), Angela Hartnett (1 Michelin star – Murano, London), Monica Galetti (Mere, London), Jacob Jan Boerma (3 Michelin stars – Restaurant De Leest, Netherlands), Rick Stein, Brian Turner, Stephen McLaughlin (2 Michelin stars – Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Scotland), Ken Hom, James Martin, Nigel Haworth, and Lisa Goodwin-Allen (1 Michelin star – Northcote), James Knappett (2 Michelin stars – Kitchen Table, London), Claude Bosi (2 Michelin stars – Bibendum, London), Neil Borthwick (The French House, London), and Prateek Sadhu (Masque, London).
This was a 17-night extravaganza and we visited on Day 6, on the 29 January 2020. The chefs were Phil Howard (1 Michelin star – Elystan Street, London) and his protégé Ben Marks (Perilla, London).