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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Half-empty restaurant with a good COVID-19 concept: Restaurant Aura (27. May 2020)

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Half-empty restaurant with a good COVID-19 concept: Restaurant Aura (27. May 2020)

Even two weeks after the lock-down had been lifted, restaurants are still half empty, if at all. The Aura has set the tables far apart to ensure the compliance with the distance requirements. And you would expect the place to be entirely full, given there are only few spaces but quite the opposite is true […]

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
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The first restaurant visit after two months during COVID-19 times: Restaurant MASI Wine Bar (14. May 2020)

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The first restaurant visit after two months during COVID-19 times: Restaurant MASI Wine Bar (14. May 2020)

It is kind of surreal when you walk into a restaurant after more than two months of not eating out. However, in the end, things aren’t so different to how they were before. Sure, there are certain precautionary measures taken like yellow lines on the floor so you keep your distance, the waiter wearing gloves, […]

| May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
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When the inflight experience is great – but dishes are weak: SWISS Business Flight LX161 NRT – ZRH (19. March 2020)

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When the inflight experience is great – but dishes are weak: SWISS Business Flight LX161 NRT – ZRH (19. March 2020)

Due to a short notice rebooking, there was no more First class availability so the 12 hours return flight had to be done in Business. And it’s still a very good experience but not comparable to one cabin class higher. The “dried beef with Parmesan and toasted pine nuts, black olives and sun-dried tomatoes served […]

| April 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
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When airport restaurant food is much better than expected: Restaurant Oasis @ Narita Tobu Airport Hotel (18. March 2020)

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When airport restaurant food is much better than expected: Restaurant Oasis @ Narita Tobu Airport Hotel (18. March 2020)

Given I had to rebook my return to Switzerland due to the Coronavirus (honestly, fuck you, virus!) and fly two weeks earlier, I was forced to stay at a hotel close to the airport and picked the Narita Tobu Airport Hotel which was surprisingly much better than expected. And the same applies to the restaurant […]

| April 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Good but not as good as TripAdvisor makes you believe: Restaurant Kitaroya Sushi (18. March 2020)

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Good but not as good as TripAdvisor makes you believe: Restaurant Kitaroya Sushi (18. March 2020)

If you are close to the castle in Kyoto, the Kitaroya Sushi is a great opportunity for a quick stop to have lunch. Just one warning ahead – the place is actually a takeaway so you can get something to eat at home (or outside) but it has about 5 seats where you can sit […]

| April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
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A truly great meat experience – which takes its time: Restaurant Pound Steakhouse Honten (17. March 2020)

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A truly great meat experience – which takes its time: Restaurant Pound Steakhouse Honten (17. March 2020)

For the last evening in Kyoto I felt like a real piece of meat, so a ‘steakhouse’ sounded about right. The Pound has good reviews, so I was curious to see if they are actually as good as it’s said – and I can say one thing right away, I think one can say so. […]

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments
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All things buckwheat – and especially soba noodles: Restaurant Sobanomi Yoshimura (16. March 2020)

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All things buckwheat – and especially soba noodles: Restaurant Sobanomi Yoshimura (16. March 2020)

There is a downside of not booking restaurants in advance as you will not really have a chance to dine at a Michelin starred restaurant without proper reservation ahead of time. However, it has the beauty that you’re not bound to a certain time to eat and can have late lunch at 3:30pm. That was […]

| April 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Just breakfast – to be eaten in a tiny setting: Breakfast Room @ Hotel Kuretakeso Hiroshima Otemachi (16. March 2020)

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Just breakfast – to be eaten in a tiny setting: Breakfast Room @ Hotel Kuretakeso Hiroshima Otemachi (16. March 2020)

When you stay at the Kuretakeso hotel you have a small place which is nice and functional. However, don’t bring a large suitcase as you won’t find any space to properly store it (unless you put it onto the bed). If you get up early enough (breakfast closes at 10:00am), you can pick from a […]

| April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
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