We welcomed three of Italy's finest chefs to Great Italian Chefs this month, bringing with them some spectacular (and highly imaginative) dishes. Roberto Petza (S'Apposentu) gave us elegant seafood dishes like his Crispy fried sea anenomes, Igles Corelli (Ristorante Atman) a nostalgic lasagne recipe inspired by holidays with his father and Ernesto Iaccarino (Don Alfonso 1890) serenaded us with his Concert of lemon flavours and fragrances.
Obsession festival raged on, with Nigel Haworth and Lisa Allen welcoming a number of the world's finest chefs to Northcote for a series of guest dinners. We were there for as much of it as our waistlines would allow, discovering the unique cooking styles of Annie Féolde, Marco Stabile and Angelo Sabatelli, Lanshu Chen and more, in addition to having a snoop around the Northcote wine cellar. A heady, sixteen day festival of feasting, we caught with organiser Nigel Haworth afterwards to find out his Obsession highlights.