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The Nobel Banquet 2009

Stockholm City Hall, Sweden, 10 December

18 photos

The tables in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall are all set to receive the 1,300 banquet guests.
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The Banquet tables are laid with the special Nobel tableware set created for the 90th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in 1991 by three Swedish designers, Karin Björquist (Rörstrand/Gustavsberg), Gunnar Cyrén (Orrefors) and Ingrid Dessau (Klässbols Linneväveri).
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In the kitchen, chefs prepare the starter for the evening's dinner before it is served at the Blue Hall.
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Chefs give the final touches on the starter for the evening's dinner: Lobster consommé with shellfish tartare, lobster and Kalix bleak roe.
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Laureate in Economic Sciences Elinor Ostrom arrives to the Nobel Banquet accompanied by Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Jack W. Szostak.
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1,300 guests are seated at the Nobel Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall.
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"Like a Fairy Tale" is the theme of the 2009 Nobel menu, divertissement and floral decorations. The table of honour is decorated with roses, buttercups, lilies, carnastions and alstroemeria in different nuances.
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Nobel Laureate in Physics Willard S. Boyle in conversation with Her Majesty Queen Silvia at the Nobel Banquet.
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Laureate in Economic Sciences Oliver E. Williamson in conversation with Princess Madeleine at the Nobel Banquet.
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Seated at the table of honour at the Nobel Banquet are (from left to right): Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Thomas A. Steitz, Crown Princess Victoria and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.
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The main course is served: Truffle-stuffed quail with parsley root, Brussels sprouts and port wine gravy.
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Inside the Blue Hall at the Stockholm City Hall the guests are enjoying their dinner.
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The Romeo & Juliet Choir is waiting to start their performance.
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The Romeo & Juliet Choir performs music by Claudio Monteverdi.
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More than 30 chefs and 230 servers provide the guests with the banquet meal. The more than 60 tables in the Blue Hall are covered with 470 metres of linen cloth, and the meticulous table setting comprises no fewer than 7,000 porcelain pieces, 5,000 glasses and 10,000 items of silverware.
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The dessert is served: Lemon and fresh cheese mousse with sea-buckthorn sorbet.
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Princess Madeleine, Crown Princess Victoria, Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Mrs Vera Rosenberry Ramakrishnan, Hagith Yonath, Nobel Laureate Ada E. Yonath, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Her Majesty Queen Silvia, Joan Argetsinger Steitz, Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz, and Prince Carl Philip.
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From left to right: Prince Carl Philip, Crown Princess Victoria, Nobel Laureates Jack W. Szostak, Carol W. Greider and Elizabeth H. Blackburn, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Her Majesty Queen Silvia, and Princess Madeleine at the Nobel Banquet.
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