On Thursday 10 December, The Royal Family attended the traditional Nobel Banquet in the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall.
Around 1,300 guests are invited each year to the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall, where the Nobel Banquet is served. In addition to The Royal Family, the prize winners and their families, the banquet is also attended by representatives from the Swedish Government and the Riksdag parties.
Turbot and scallop with sea plants, brown butter and bleak roe.
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Ember bed roasted veal wrapped in mushrooms with celeriac and apple, roasted celeriac jus and potato pithiviers.
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Coffee and almond flavoured cherry blossom.
An homage to contemporary Swedish music was performed during the banquet. The Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir began by performing 'Anthem' from the musical Chess by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice, and 'Kärlekens Tid' by Benny Andersson and Ylva Eggehorn. The works were performed a cappella, conducted by Ian Plaude.
Anna Ternheim sang 'Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely' by Max Martin and Herbie Crichlow.
Seinabo Sey and Salem Al Fakir on the piano and harp performed 'Poetic' by Magnus Lidehäll, Salem Al Fakir, Seinabo Sey and Vincent Pontare.
During dessert, the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir concluded the homage with 'As You Are' by Nils Lindberg and Red Mitchell.
10 December was the date of Alfred Nobel's death. In his memory, 10 December is the day on which the Nobel Laureates receive their prizes. This has been the tradition ever since the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901.