The Nobel Dinner in the restaurant Stadshuskällaren was the crowning finale of our tour “In the Footsteps of Alfred Nobel”. In the Nobel Museum, we learned a lot about Nobel and the laureates. Afterward, we were able to admire the Blue and Golden Hall in the City Hall, the magnificent venues of the annual Nobel banquet.
And although we have not earned a Nobel Prize, and have not been part of the circle of invited guests at the Nobel Prize Ceremony, we now have the honor to enjoy the original Nobel Dinner from 2015.
We go to the restaurant Stadshuskällaren, which can be reached via a side entrance of the City Hall.
The Stadshuskällaren was reopened in the autumn of 2012, following the renovation under the supervision of renowned interior architect Jonas Bohlin. Since then, Andreas Hedlund, Chef of the Year 2002 and Nobel Chef spoiled the guests with the best of the Swedish cuisine.
As a highlight, there are all Nobel Menus from 1901 to this day, on advance order for groups as of 10 persons. Of course, you eat on the original dinnerware! The price for the three-course menu including wine package, mineral water, coffee and a unique numbered menu as a souvenir is SEK 1,695 per person. All menus of the Nobel Banquets from 1901 to today can be found here.
The creation of a noble menu is a challenge. The creative menu consists of carefully selected produce with good sustainability and should have a touch of Scandinavia.
Since the participants of the Nobel Dinners come from different countries of the world, certain products like pork are excluded for religious reasons. During the Nobel Dinner in the Blue Hall, 300 servants take care of the well-being of 1,300 people.
The Nobel dinner
In the restaurant, we were very cordially received by the head waitress Sofia. She leads us into a separate room with a festively decorated round table.
The Nobel china from Rörstrand was designed by Swedish ceramist and designer Karin Björquist. The glasses are from the Nobel series from Orrefors.
The Swedish designer Gunnar Cyrén designed this hand-painted glass collection specifically for the 90th anniversary of the 1991 Nobel Prize. One Nobel place setting costs 5,000 SEK (approx. € 520).
Sofia guides us through the courses of our menu, while her colleague Anna already served a glass of champagne to us.
Nobel Menu 2015
Turbot and scallop with sea plants, brown butter, and bleak roe
Champagne Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2008
Ember bed roasted veal wrapped in mushrooms with celeriac and apple,
roasted celeriac jus and potato pithiviers
Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2010
Coffee and almond flavoured cherry blossom
i Castei Recioto della Valpolicella Classico 2008
During the dinner, Sofia gives us a lot of information about the Nobel banquet and answers all our questions.
The delicious menu was a work of art and a unique taste experience.
As a special surprise at the end, Sofia serves us a glass punch that is also served to the Nobel laureates but usually not included in the preordered Nobel dinner.
And at the end of the day, we finally have got the Nobel prize, a Nobel prize made of chocolate.
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Disclosure: We like to thank Visit Stockholm for the sponsoring of this unique event. However, all opinions are our own.
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