A short story about dinners at Hallwyl House
The kitchen, situated just below ground level, is covered with white tiles, oak panelling and a dark limestone floor.
A built-in sink and a workbench run along the entire length of the kitchen window wall.
The room is dominated by a large kitchen-range.
The servants' dining area is situated in a corner of the kitchen.
The kitchen includes all technical aids of the time, such as a lift, a dumbwaiter, hot and cold running water etc. The entire house was also fitted with electricity from the start.
A dinner at Hallwyl House mostly included between 9 and 14 dishes in three courses. The famous Swedish smorgasbord (multiple dishes, pickled herring and snaps on a buffet-table) was never presented, though. It was considered uncouth.
Text: G. Sandell, National Historical Museums
"Smak av svunnen tid" 2007, Hallwylska museet: Stockholm. (With a summary in English.)