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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Weak starter, lovely main dish: Restaurant DOX @ Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf (7. November 2018)

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Weak starter, lovely main dish: Restaurant DOX @ Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf (7. November 2018)

Once more I ended up in the DOX trying to get something off the menu I haven’t tried yet, so I went for the “caesar salad (parmesan, bacon, croûtons)” (EUR 12.00) which was mainly sauce. I mean, the ingredients were there as promised but if you look at it in a bit more detail, it […]

| April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Good but on the pricier side: Restaurant DOX @ Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf (6. November 2018)

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Good but on the pricier side: Restaurant DOX @ Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf (6. November 2018)

Somehow I end up quite frequently in the DOX these days – and that is besides the nice atmosphere and friendly service due to the quality of the dishes as well. The “sushi variation DOX (5 sashimi, 5 nigiri, 8 inside out)” (EUR 36.00) offers a nice selection of different little sushi type snacks. And […]

| April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Swift lunch but limited food quality: Restaurant Da Nando (6. November 2018)

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Swift lunch but limited food quality: Restaurant Da Nando (6. November 2018)

What I like about the Da Nando is the speed of the service – within a few minutes you’re served your “Insalata Caprese” (EUR 7.00) which was – despite the fact that it is not really the season for tomatoes – quite delicious. The “pizza salami with anchovies” (EUR 7.00) on the other hand wasn’t […]

| April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Good steaks but overpriced side dishes: Restaurant Rocca im Gehry’s (5. November 2018)

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Good steaks but overpriced side dishes: Restaurant Rocca im Gehry’s (5. November 2018)

The restaurant Rocca im Gehry’s has been recommended to me various times and finally it was time to give it a try. Once you are seated, you get not only bread and spread but also vegetables sticks which is quite a nice surprise. As a starter, I went for the “mozzarella di buffala with pealed […]

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Lovely little hotel with decent breakfast: Restaurant Winery 29 @ The Alex Hotel (4. November 2018)

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Lovely little hotel with decent breakfast: Restaurant Winery 29 @ The Alex Hotel (4. November 2018)

The breakfast buffet in the Winery 29 in The Alex hotel offers everything you need and want ranging from a selection of different teas … … to vegetables and yogurts … … jams and honey … … cold cuts and cheeses … … and last but not least eggs. What was missing in my opinion […]

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The closest to real Mexican food in Europe so far: Restaurant Yepa Yepa (3. November 2018)

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The closest to real Mexican food in Europe so far: Restaurant Yepa Yepa (3. November 2018)

Given I have been a couple of times to Mexico I am always very skeptical when it comes to Mexican food but I am also always happy to be positively surprised. This was one of these nights where you would be positively surprised. Upon walking in I spotted that they had “Agua de Horchata” (EUR […]

| April 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Lovely hidden gem: Monkey Garden Bar (3. November 2018)

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Lovely hidden gem: Monkey Garden Bar (3. November 2018)

It is not easy to find the Monkey Garden bar as it is located in the back of a hiking store. Once you’ve found it though, it is worth staying there for a drink. The place is tiny but somehow very atmospheric as they manage to get the best out of the space. The service […]

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Not sure if the food labels are correct here: Restaurant Tom’s (3. November 2018)

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Not sure if the food labels are correct here: Restaurant Tom’s (3. November 2018)

If you want to have food around 2pm in Freiburg im Breisgau this might actually be quite challenging. After unsuccessfully trying a couple of restaurants which had been recommended, it was finally time to give ‘Tom’s’ a shot. As a starter I went for the “hummus (chickpeas puree, baguette & olives)” (EUR 6.90) which was […]

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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