Yesterday evening, King Carl XVI Gustaf hosted the traditional dinner for the Nobel laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine, and Christopher O’Neill were all in attendance at the dinner to honour the award winners.
The family greeted their guests in the palace’s ballroom, The White Sea before moving to Karl XI’s Gallery for dinner with some traditional Swedish dishes. The first course featured svamptimbal with pickled chanterelles, winter salad, and black truffle foam. For the second course, guests were served fried turbot fillet with baked oysters, a variation on broccoli and cauliflower and ostronsmörsås.
Next came venison from the royal hunt with roasted Jerusalem artichoke, vinägerglaserad salsify, spinach tossed in rapeseed oil and creamy green pepper sauce. Finally, for dessert, everyone was treated to “meringue with vanilla ice cream, carameliachokladglass, meringues and sauce of melted white chocolate flavoured with Baileys,” according to the Royal Court.
Mariko Ohsumi, the wife of medicine laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi, sat beside His Majesty after he escorted her into the room. On his left was Bernard Feringa’s wife, Betty, who was brought into the room by Prince Daniel. He was the chemistry laureate this year. Her Majesty walked to the table with physics laureate Michael Kosterlitz, and Crown Princess Victoria escorted Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, into the Gallery.
The Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist’s wife, Catharina walked into Karl XI’s Gallery with Prince Carl Philip, while Princess Sofia walked in with physics laureate, F. M. Duncan Haldane. Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill brought Yoshinori Ohsumi, medicine laureate, and Anneli Holmström, the wife of economics laureate Bengt Holmström, to the table, respectively.
Today, the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will travel to the Royal Palace of Stockholm for an audience with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria.