Jessica William, Anne Davis and Liz Pfeiffer
A “SANTA LUCIA AFTER DARK” party was held at the House of Sweden in Washington on Saturday evening, December 12, to celebrate the Swedish Santa Lucia tradition. The sold-out event featured delicious food by Chef Martin Johansson, dance music and a Santa Lucia procession.
MARTIN JOHANSSON worked with his famous Swedish colleague Marcus Samuelsson, from the restaurants Aquavit and C-House in New York, and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and her team, on the menu at President Barack Obama’s and First Lady Michelle Obama’s first state dinner for the Indian Prime minister Manmohan Singh a few weeks ago.
Rodrigo Cabezas, Kenn Bengtsson, Martin Johansson, Jenny M?lt;/span>hlqvist, Domenico Tocchini-Valentini and Jamal Alassaad
Swedish Cultural Attach?Mats Widbom and his wife Annette
Jan Thunell, Yvonne Thunell and her husband Lars Thunell, and Annika Thunell
Jason Tepperman and Monique Scuderi
Rebecka J?nsson and Ana Zovko
Myra and William Hillburg
Carlo and Erica from Italy
Kenn Bengtsson and Susanna Insulander
Olive Yuan and Urban Ramstedt
Anya Farquhar, Victoriana Spencer and Lauren Clark
The Santa Lucia procession