Obsession, which is currently running at Northcote in Lancashire, is an annual über-collaboration between chefs. Now in its 19th year, it gives diners the chance to experience the menus of chefs from all over the world and offers an engaging challenge for the chefs themselves. We will be reporting on Obsession in the next CODE Quarterly.
Obsession is just one of many collaborative adventures taking place between chefs. Last Friday saw Lee Tiernan of Black Axe Mangal cook a Burns Night supper with Jeremy Lee at Quo Vadis, and Merlin Labron-Johnson is hosting a series of suppers, the first with Nuno Mendes and Skye Gyngell among others, in March, to raise money for Help Refugees. There are dozens of others and CODE is a fan.
It keeps the industry fresh with new and established connections bearing fruit, and it gives them something to shout about to diners, perhaps giving them a reason to return a venue they haven’t visited for a while. Long may it continue…
Have a good week.