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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Decent breakfast selection but not over the top: Restaurant @ The St. Regis Abu Dhabi (8. December 2017)

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Decent breakfast selection but not over the top: Restaurant @ The St. Regis Abu Dhabi (8. December 2017)

My limited experience with The St. Regis hotels has set the threshold rather high. The St. Regis Puerto Vallarta and The St. Regis Mumbai have set the bar incredibly high in terms of breakfast standards. So, obviously, I was expecting the same from The St. Regis Abu Dhabi but unfortunately it didn’t live up to […]

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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When an international restaurant serves a local hit: Trader’s Vic Restaurant & Bar @ The Ritz Carlton Hotel (6. December 2017)

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When an international restaurant serves a local hit: Trader’s Vic Restaurant & Bar @ The Ritz Carlton Hotel (6. December 2017)

A friend has talked about the ‘chili hamour’ for quite a while so I was rather curious how it tasted and if it was really as great as he had announced it to be. And against my expectation, it was really a great dish. The fish is tender, the sauce applied to it is rich […]

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Good members only club with a view: Capital Club Bahrain (4. December 2017)

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Good members only club with a view: Capital Club Bahrain (4. December 2017)

The Bahrain Capital Club is a members only club in the Bahrain Financial Harbour and is definitely offering a great view onto the sea. The “bread & butter” selection is nice as the breads are rich and there is quite a variety to them. The “amuse bouche” served was rather simple and not really that […]

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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When service is ridiculously slow: Furn Bistro & Bakery @ The Westin Bahrain City Centre (3. December 2017)

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When service is ridiculously slow: Furn Bistro & Bakery @ The Westin Bahrain City Centre (3. December 2017)

The Furn Bistro and Bakery remains a good place for dinner but there is definitely one issue with it – the speed of the service, respectively how long it takes the kitchen to prepare the food. Luckily, it is worth waiting as the dishes are actually quite tasty. The “Humus Bil Lahme (lamb meat)” (3.200 […]

| April 17, 2018 | 1 Comments
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Lovely place with healthy food offering in Bandra: Pali Village Café (2. December 2017)

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Lovely place with healthy food offering in Bandra: Pali Village Café (2. December 2017)

The Pali Village Café is probably the closest to a real local Indian food experience I’ve had as I just didn’t dare to try the actual streetfood in the 40 hours I spent in Mumbai. I went for the “prawns in lemon coriander broth, chilly flakes” (445 INR) as a starter which were way better […]

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Outstanding breakfast selection: Restaurant Seven Kitchens @ The St. Regis Mumbai (2. December 2017)

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Outstanding breakfast selection: Restaurant Seven Kitchens @ The St. Regis Mumbai (2. December 2017)

The breakfast selection at the Seven Kitchens in The St. Regis in Mumbai is definitely worth a visit! You can really find everything starting from when you walk in with a huge selection of desserts … … slowly moving over to fresh fruit … … a variety of bread and pastries … … a tea […]

| April 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
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The biggest disappointment in clubbing in a long time: XXO @ The St. Regis Mumbai (1. December 2017)

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The biggest disappointment in clubbing in a long time: XXO @ The St. Regis Mumbai (1. December 2017)

Disappointment of the year! The XXO is located on the 37th floor of the St. Regis and is, apparently, considered a very fancy and to be place. Frankly, I have no clue why. Okay, fair enough, the place looks nice if you look at the picture – but that’s really it. The selection of cocktails […]

| April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
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A bit of a disappointment: Aer Bar @ Four Seasons Mumbai (1. December 2017)

A bit of a disappointment: Aer Bar @ Four Seasons Mumbai (1. December 2017)

While the Aer Bar at the Four Seasons Mumbai generally looks super promising, it was quite a disappointment. When I arrived the place was basically half empty. Or even more – something definitely unexpected. Additionally, it wasn’t really atmospheric as the furniture up there is all plastic and it just really isn’t that appealing. The […]

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
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