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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Amazing veal spare ribs for lunch: Restaurant Accademia del Gusto (17. July 2017)

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Amazing veal spare ribs for lunch: Restaurant Accademia del Gusto (17. July 2017)

The Restaurant Accademia del Gusto remains a good choice for lunch – today it was a “cold carrot soup” which was served as a starter and as simple as it sounds as sophisticated was the combination of flavours while being absolutely refreshing. The true highlight of the lunch though were the “grilled veal spare ribs […]

| October 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
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When suddenly dust is ‘raining’ from above onto your overpriced meal: Restaurant CLOUDS (16. July 2017)

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When suddenly dust is ‘raining’ from above onto your overpriced meal: Restaurant CLOUDS (16. July 2017)

A decent selection is what you get for brunch (CHF 65.00) at the Restaurant CLOUDS ranging from a nice variety of different breads … … fresh smoked salmon where you can help yourself and basically scratch the salmon off the fish … … rather Spanish breakfast elements like tortilla … … a variety of different […]

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Hearty, tasty Ramen soup for lunch: Restaurant IKOO | 行こう | Japanese Noodle Soups (14. July 2017)

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Hearty, tasty Ramen soup for lunch: Restaurant IKOO | 行こう | Japanese Noodle Soups (14. July 2017)

If you want to have lunch at the Restaurant IKOO, make sure you show up on time. They do not take reservations for lunch and there is in total not much more than maybe 20 spaces – so you better come early, or late. They offer a variety of Asian dishes and are specialized in […]

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Not a place I’d ideally seek out for dinner: Restaurant Hide & Seek @ Atlantis by Giardino (13. July 2017)

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Not a place I’d ideally seek out for dinner: Restaurant Hide & Seek @ Atlantis by Giardino (13. July 2017)

Paying the Atlantis by Giardino a visit has been on my to do list for long – actually, I intended to visit the restaurant Ecco but ended up at their other restaurant Hide & Seek. We were seated at a nice table somewhere close to the windows and after we’ve had the chance to order […]

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
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If you’re looking for a lunch bargain with sushi – this is the place: Restaurant Samurai II (13. July 2017)

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If you’re looking for a lunch bargain with sushi – this is the place: Restaurant Samurai II (13. July 2017)

It is about two years ago since I’ve last paid one of the Samurai restaurants a visit – but it was time again. Part of the lunch bento offers is a “miso soup” and while it was ‘just a miso soup’ it was definitely way better than many of those soups I’ve had in the […]

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Deteriorating service throughout the evening: Restaurant Blaue Ente (11. July 2017)

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Deteriorating service throughout the evening: Restaurant Blaue Ente (11. July 2017)

After years of trying and often having to cancel last minute, I finally managed to visit the Blaue Ente. We were late – two hours to be precise – due to work so obviously, the crew wasn’t too happy about that. Understandably so. We were seated and attended quite swiftly. I ordered the “South African […]

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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When planning looks great but delivery is weak: Restaurant Helvetia (11. July 2017)

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When planning looks great but delivery is weak: Restaurant Helvetia (11. July 2017)

When you are seated and you get a menu which starts with “cherry yogurt cold soup” you’re definitely intrigued by what you will get as a starter. Or at least I was! The execution was rather weak though – the starter was way too sweet and didn’t really taste pleasant. And unfortunately, the same was […]

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
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An unpleasant surprise – salad with paper: Restaurant terrasse (10. July 2017)

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An unpleasant surprise – salad with paper: Restaurant terrasse (10. July 2017)

I frankly thought that the bargain at the Restaurant terrasse for lunch was quite fine. The “leaf salad with avocado and a citrus dressing” (CHF 6.00) looked fine at first – I mean, not entirely fresh in terms of the leaves but … … latest when you find a piece of paper in your salad […]

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
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