Dazzling Diamonds for Obsession 18 at Northcote
Lancashire culinary institution Northcote, is celebrating 18 years of its annual gastronomic event – Obsession 18 – this month. To mark the occasion, Leonard Dews, another bastion of the north west, has supported the 18 day foodie celebration, creating an incredible one-off ring to mark the occasion.
This unique piece of jewellery, appropriately named Obsession, will be on display throughout the event. The Obsession ring has been crafted from 18ct platinum and yellow gold. Featuring two 3.09ct radiant cut ‘Fancy Light Yellow’ VS diamonds, and surrounded by 232 G VS brilliant cut diamonds, this ring would be an enviable souvenir for anyone visiting Obsession 18. Matching earrings featuring 18ct white and yellow gold ear studs made from two 1.08ct ‘Fancy Yellow’ SI1 yellow diamonds, surrounded by 72 G VS brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.44ct, are also available. Prices on application.
Also to celebrate, Northcote executive head chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen will be wearing the Longines Conquest, on loan from Leonard Dews during Obsession 18. This automatic watch is presented on a brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet with a triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism, this sleek watch features a 29.5mm stainless steel case with a polished bezel. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the white dial that’s enhanced by applied Arabic numeral and baton hour markers, silvered polished hands, as well as a date window at 3 o’clock.
Obsession 18 continues until Sunday 4 February, and diners can enjoy the culinary skills of a range of lauded chefs, including Pollen Street Social’s Jason Atherton, triple Michelin-starred Jean-Philippe Blondet from Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and two Michelin starred Juan Amador from Vienna.
Nigel Haworth said: “This year we’re celebrating 18 years of Obsession and it just keeps getting more exciting each year. We’re bringing different styles of cooking, different cultures and different flavours to Northcote for both our guests and our kitchen team to experience. Sharing ideas has got to be one of the most important and inspirational things we can do in cookery and we’re in a privileged position that the Obsession 18 chefs are open to sharing their ideas with us.”
Michael Hyman, managing director of Leonard Dews added: “We love Northcote, it’s at the heart of the incredible north west foodie scene, which rivals anything the south has to offer. We feel very lucky to have this incredible food on our doorstep and so it seems natural for us to support the event. It was a pleasure to create this stunning ring and I hope its new owner enjoys it for many happy years to come.”
Blackpool-based Leonard Dews has recently reopened its flagship store after a major renovation. Celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, this local institution predates even the Tower. Specialising in watch and diamond sales, with particular focus on Patek Philippe watches, typically a ‘once in a lifetime’ purchase, customers come to Leonard Dews for a discreet, professional service, unrivalled in the area.