Author Archive: Sven

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org.
Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.

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Simple but functional breakfast buffet: Restaurant Dish @ Aloft Riyadh (16. October 2022)

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Simple but functional breakfast buffet: Restaurant Dish @ Aloft Riyadh (16. October 2022)

The breakfast selection in the Aloft Riyadh hotel is what you would expect from an Aloft hotel – it has everything you need, but nothing which would blow your mind. You find olives, pickled vegetables, … … cereals … … cut and fresh fruit … … an egg station … … bread … … as […]

| November 29, 2022 | 0 Comments
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The perfect place to enjoy a shisha on a rooftop: Restaurant Chifty (15. October 2022)

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The perfect place to enjoy a shisha on a rooftop: Restaurant Chifty (15. October 2022)

The name of the place somehow was a ‘turn-off’, since it sounded a bit shady. Turns out I was totally wrong. The Chifty is actually a lovely place to smoke shisha – but also a nice rooftop restaurant with live music and a bit secluded from the noisy streets of Riyadh. So, if you’re expecting […]

| November 28, 2022 | 0 Comments
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A delicious meat experience to be repeated soon: Restaurant Marble (15. October 2022)

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A delicious meat experience to be repeated soon: Restaurant Marble (15. October 2022)

Frankly, I hadn’t expected too much when it came to the Marble as the place doesn’t really look that appealing from the outside – neither from the inside. However, it actually turned out that the dishes here are quite good (although not on the cheap side). I went for the “Rocca Salad” (35.00 SAR) as […]

| November 25, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Short opening hours when it comes to food offering but tasty dishes: Executive Lounge @ JW Marriott (15. October 2022)

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Short opening hours when it comes to food offering but tasty dishes: Executive Lounge @ JW Marriott (15. October 2022)

While it took a few attempts to figure out when the Executive Lounge was open and when it would serve food, I finally managed to do so. They offer a quite nice selection of small bites ranging from a couple of different hummuses … … to a variety of fresh fruit and sandwiches … … […]

| November 24, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Finally a hotel with a shisha offering: 10:10 Lounge @ Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter (14. October 2022)

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Finally a hotel with a shisha offering: 10:10 Lounge @ Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter (14. October 2022)

It seemed like there was literally no hotel available, which would offer shisha on premise. And finally, after a search for weeks, I had found one. The Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter offers shishas in their pool lounge 10:10. I went for my “Double Apple Shisha” which was no only served quite quickly, but was also […]

| November 23, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Something like a truly Mexican experience in Saudi? Restaurant Don Ruben’s (14. October 2022)

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Something like a truly Mexican experience in Saudi? Restaurant Don Ruben’s (14. October 2022)

Talk about modern interpretation and abundance! That’s what you get at the Don Ruben’s! The place is actually run by two Mexicans, and they prepare relatively original Mexican food. However, it comes with a twist, i.e., a few sauces more than I am used to from proper Mexican food, and definitely more abundant portions. We […]

| November 22, 2022 | 0 Comments
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When an experience is, unexpectedly, close to perfection: The Capital Lounge @ JW Marriott (14. October 2022)

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When an experience is, unexpectedly, close to perfection: The Capital Lounge @ JW Marriott (14. October 2022)

The options for lunch are relatively limited, and since the Executive Lounge is serving food only until 2pm, I had to find another solution. On the ground floor, there is The Capital Lounge, which offers food basically at all times. Which was perfect. I was in a rush and had only about 20 minutes to […]

| November 21, 2022 | 0 Comments
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An absolutely great breakfast buffet which offers all you need: Restaurant KitchenOn3 @ JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh (14. October 2022)

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An absolutely great breakfast buffet which offers all you need: Restaurant KitchenOn3 @ JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh (14. October 2022)

The breakfast buffet offers a nice selection of different tasty dishes, ranging from the more traditional breakfast elements to the less traditional and more local ones. You can really find kind of everything (besides pork, of course) … … making sure, you would be sufficiently happy to start your day. And I must say that […]

| November 19, 2022 | 0 Comments
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