The Nobel Banquet is an event many would give a fortune to attend. Alas, only 1,300 guests can be seated at the Blue Hall of the City Hall of Stockholm where the Banquet has been held since 1934. During the first decades, ‘consommés’ or clear soups like ‘Tortue Claire’ were common starters. Today, the guiding principle is that the menus should have a touch of Scandinavia. ( from Nobelprize.org ) please see following web page …..