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The Nobel Banquet 2016

Stockholm City Hall, Sweden, 10 December

19 photos

Laureate in Economic Sciences Bengt Holmström ready to proceed into the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall for the Nobel Banquet together with Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin.
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All guests assembled inside the glimmering Blue Hall.
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26,000 stems, flowers and pieces of foliage decorated the City Hall, flowers from the Chamber of Commerce of Imperia and the Town of Sanremo.
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The Swedish Royal Family, the Nobel Laureates and other prominent guests seated at the table of honour.
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Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Physics Laureate J. Michael Kosterlitz at the table of honour.
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Sweden's Princess Madeleine in conversation with Physics Laureate F. Duncan M. Haldane.
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Clarinettist Martin Fröst and flutist Magnus Lindgren together with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra entertained the guests.
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Chemistry Laureate Bernard L. Feringa and journalist Jenni Ahlin at the table of honour.
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The main course, quail from Södermanland in black garlic and leek ash with Jerusalem artichoke, is served.
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Chemistry Laureate J. Fraser Stoddart and Elisabeth Bootsma, partner of Chemistry Laureate Bernard L. Feringa, at the table of honour.
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Chemistry Laureate Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Sweden's Princess Sofia at the table of honour.
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Medicine Laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi and Catharina Lindqvist at the table of honour.
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A sparkling dessert arrives in a parade down the stairs.
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A beautiful dessert: cloud of sudachi fruit, cloudberry sorbet, miso crumbs and deep-fried rice paper.
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Physics Laureate David J. Thouless and his family enjoy the dessert.
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Adolf Fredrik's Girls Choir appeared in the divertissement during the banquet.
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Literature Laureate Bob Dylan's banquet speech was given by the United States Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji.
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Laureate in Economic Sciences Oliver Hart delivering his banquet speech.
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Chemistry Laureate Jean-Pierre Sauvage takes to the dance floor in the Golden Hall after the dinner.
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Preparations for the 2016 Nobel Banquet

14 photos

The more than 60 tables in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall are being prepared for about 1,350 guests. They are covered with some 500 metres of linen cloth from Klässbols Linneväveri in Sweden.
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The meticulous table setting comprised no fewer than some 7,000 porcelain pieces, 5,400 glasses and 10,000 items of silverware.
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Per Benjamin and his staff decorated the Blue Hall with flowers in many colours - from a blending of champagne, yellow and silver, via white and beige moss tones to all the clear pastel colours of late spring.
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The Prince's Gallery was decorated with colourful floral carpets.
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The tables are set with the Nobel tableware created for the 90th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in 1991 by three Swedish designers, Karin Bjorquist (Rörstrand/ Gustavsberg), Gunnar Cyrén (Orrefors) and Ingrid Dessau (Klässbols Linneväveri).
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The starter, made of mainly Swedish ingredients, is served.
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The starter: charcoal baked langoustine and scallop, served with nettles, ramson and pickled winter apples.
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Chef Sayan Isaksson Chef Sayan Isaksson makes a last touch to the main course.
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The servers wait in the Golden Hall for the serving dishes to be prepared.
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The main dish: quail from Södermanland in black garlic and leek ash with Jerusalem artichoke, preserved wild mushrooms and jus of roasted chicken skin and mustard seed.
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More than 260 servers worked with the banquet meal during the evening.
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The floral decorations were fresh and late spring-like, and included carnations, orchids, roses, chrysanthemums, lilies, snapdragons, bear grass and various kinds of lichen.
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The dessert is wating to be served. In charge of the banquet dessert was Daniel Roos.
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The dessert: cloud of sudachi fruit, cloudberry sorbet, miso crumbs and deep-fried rice paper.
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