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The Nobel Banquet 2015

Stockholm City Hall, Sweden, 10 December

19 photos

Medicine Laureate Satoshi Omura proceeds into the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall for the Nobel Banquet.
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Angus Deaton, Laureate in Economic Sciences, and Jenni Ahlin, journalist, proceed into the Blue Hall.
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Physics Laureate Takaaki Kajita and Queen Silvia of Sweden at the table of honour.
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Chemistry Laureate Aziz Sancar and Dr Vickers Burdett, partner of Chemistry Laureate Paul Modrich, at the table of honour.
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From left: Michael Sohlman, Former Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, Literature Laureate Svetlana Alexievich and Svante Lindqvist, Professor and Marshal of the Realm.
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Chemistry Laureate Tomas Lindahl and Sweden's Princess Sofia at the table of honour.
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All guests assembled inside the glimmering Blue Hall at the Stockholm City Hall.
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More than 13,000 flowers decorates the City Hall, and the table of honour features beautiful circle-shaped bouquets in different golden nuances.
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Anna Ternheim performs her personal interpretation of Max Martin and Herbie Crichlow's global hit 'Show me the meaning of being lonely'.
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Seinabo Sey performs her song 'Poetic'.
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A sparkling dessert arrives in a parade down the stairs.
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The beautiful dessert: coffee and almond flavoured cherry blossom.
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The Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir entertains the banquet guests.
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Physics Laureate Arthur B. McDonald delivers his banquet speech after the dinner.
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The main chefs of the banquet receive applause from the guests.
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After the dinner, all banquet guests move upstairs, to the Golden Hall, for an evening of dancing.
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Physics Laureate Arthur B. McDonald and his wife, Mrs Janet McDonald, take to the dance floor.
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The Swedish Royal Family receives the Laureates and their significant others in the Prince's Gallery. From left: Chemistry Laureates Aziz Sancar and Paul Modrich, Her Majesty Queen Silvia, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Chemistry Laureate Tomas Lindahl, and Dr Vickers Burdett, partner of Paul Modrich.
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From left to right: King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Literature Laureate Svetlana Alexievich and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
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Preparations for the 2015 Nobel Banquet

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The theme of the floral decorations in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall this year was the Nobel medal - the round geometric form recurred in all the decorations and bouquets.
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More than 13,000 flowers decorated the City Hall. Per Benjamin was in charge of the floral decorations this year, assisted by 29 florists.
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The table of honour featured a flow of varoius large circle-shaped bouquets in different golden nuances: carnations, orchids, lilies, gerbera, olive leaves, bear grass and eucalyptus leaves.
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Preparations in the Golden Hall.
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The more than 60 tables in the Blue Hall were covered with some 500 metres of linen cloth and the meticulous table setting comprised no fewer than 7,000 porcelain pieces, 5,400 glasses and 10,000 items of silverware.
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In the kitchen, the chefs prepared a three course dinner for the about 1,350 guests.
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The more than 40 chefs had a busy day in the kitchen.
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The Nobel Banquet starter: turbot and scallop with sea plants, brown butter and bleak roe, created by chef Sayan Isaksson.
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The menu highlighted local ingredients from Scandinavia: here ember bed roasted veal wrapped in mushrooms with celeriac and apple, and potato pithiviers.
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Preparing of the dessert in the kitchen. In the back, chef Sayan Isaksson.
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1,350 desserts are being prepared in the kitchen.
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A beautiful dessert: coffee and almond flavoured cherry blossom, designed by pastry chef Daniel Roos.
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A total of 40 chefs and 260 servers worked with the banquet meal during the evening.
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The menu is revealed only when all guests have been seated at their tables.
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All banquets guests enjoyed their evening.
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