MICHELIN-starred Northcote's legendary food festival Obsession is back for January 2019.

The event sees a virtual who's who of some of the world's top chefs invited to cook at the Langho restaurant for one night only.

This year bosses have invited 17 world class chefs to cook up a storm between Friday January 18 and Sunday February 3.

And with 15 Michelin stars between them, and eight nights already sold out, the event is looking set to wow food lovers from all over the county.

Created by Chef Ambassador Nigel Haworth and Managing Director Craig Bancroft as an homage to great food and fine wine, Obsession first took place in 2001, and since then it has grown into one of Europe's premier culinary events.

Each chef will take over the Northcote kitchen for one night to produce a unique Obsession Menu for the evening's guests.

Kicking off the 16-night extravaganza is Northcote's Executive Chef, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, who was promoted to the position in 2015 after almost a decade as Northcote’s youngest head chef.

Following Goodwin-Allen, will be another eight chefs from restaurants across the UK, including one of the country's newest Michelin star winners, Ollie Dabbous, from Hide in London.

Dabbous will cook for guests on Monday January 21, with fellow Brits Marc Fosh, James Lowe, Hywel Jones, Niall Keating, Andrew Wong, Romy Gill, Marianne Lumb and Nigel Haworth taking over the kitchen from January 23.

Perhaps topping the Obsession table though is Italian chef, Norbert Niederkofler, who has won three Michelin stars for his no-waste ‘Cook the Mountain’ approach to the food of the South Tyrol in Northern Italy, with The Michelin Guide saying that ‘his cuisine is a triumph of colour and flavour’.

The evenings start from £140 per person and include a Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne and canapé reception, and a five course signature menu, with wines to complement every dish.

For more information on how to book your place at one of the evenings, visit northcote.com/obsession or call 01254 240555.

The full list of dates is below:

Friday January 18 - Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Northcote, Lancashire

Saturday January 19 - Norbert Niederkofler, Restaurant St. Hubertus, San Cassiano, Italy - SOLD OUT

Sunday January 20 - Ian Scaramuzza, In Situ, San Francisco, USA - SOLD OUT

Monday January 21 - Ollie Dabbous, Hide, London

Tuesday January 22 - Cristina Bowerman, Glass Hostaria, Rome, Italy

Wednesday January 23 - Marc Fosh, Restaurant Marc Fosh, Mallorca, Spain

Thursday January 24 - Srijith Gopinathan, Taj Campton Place, San Francisco, USA - SOLD OUT

Friday January 25 - James Lowe, Lyle's, London - SOLD OUT

Saturday January 26 - Hywel Jones, Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park, Wiltshire

Monday January 28 - Joao Oliveira, Vista Restaurant Algarve, Portugal

Tuesday January 29 - Niall Keating, The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Wiltshire

Wednesday January 30 - Andrew Wong, Restaurant A Wong, London - SOLD OUT

Thursday January 31 - Girls' Night - Marianne Lumb / Romy Gill (MBE) / Lisa Goodwin-Allen, UK

Friday February 1 - Sayan Isaksson, Esperanto / Imouto, Stockholm, Sweden - SOLD OUT

Saturday February 2 - Matt Orlando, Amass Copenhagen, Denmark - SOLD OUT

Sunday February 3 - Nigel Haworth, UK - SOLD OUT