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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A couple of oral explosions but too heavy on the seafood side: Restaurant Martín Berasategui (15. November 2019)

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A couple of oral explosions but too heavy on the seafood side: Restaurant Martín Berasategui (15. November 2019)

I was looking forward to this weekend for quite a while – when do you have the chance to try 8 Michelin stars in less than 72 hours? When you go to San Sebastián, this is possible. The weekend started with 3 Michelin stars at Martín Berasategui where we went for the “tasting menu” (EUR […]

| December 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Perfect understanding of what people want for a lunch: Restaurant Brauwerk (11. November 2019)

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Perfect understanding of what people want for a lunch: Restaurant Brauwerk (11. November 2019)

The Brauwerk belongs to the Schützengarten group (a brewery in St. Gallen) and offers a nice selection of different dishes and very inexpensive lunch combinations. The menu (CHF 20.00) included a “tomato soup” which was good but served surprisingly quick (about 2 minutes after we had placed our order). In any case, I highly appreciate […]

| December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Perfect for a swift Italian lunch: Restaurant Amalfi (8. November 2019)

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Perfect for a swift Italian lunch: Restaurant Amalfi (8. November 2019)

It is more than a year ago since I’ve last been to the Amalfi and it remains a good place for a quick Italian lunch. I went for the lunch menu (CHF 32.00) which started with a “lentil soup” which was rich, had actual lentils and was quite a huge portion – more like a […]

| December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Amazingly tasty Chinese dishes: Restaurant Bund 39 (7. November 2019)

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Amazingly tasty Chinese dishes: Restaurant Bund 39 (7. November 2019)

The Bund 39 is a new restaurant in Zurich which claims to serve authentic Chinese dishes – naturally, I was a bit skeptical about that as my China experience in terms of food has not always been one which was in line with my taste (e.g. the chicken feet skin). However, I decided to give […]

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Amazing Japanese Tepanyaki experience – prepared right in front of your eyes: Restaurant Fujiya of Japan (6. November 2019)

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Amazing Japanese Tepanyaki experience – prepared right in front of your eyes: Restaurant Fujiya of Japan (6. November 2019)

I have been to the Fujiya of Japan about 4 years ago and it was already nice back then. But I haven’t been here for dinner and today was that day. I went for the “Chef Takahira San’s Signature Menu” (CHF 105.00) which started with “beef carpaccio with wasabi cream, sesame oil, rice vinegar” which […]

| December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Perfect for a lazy afternoon with a glass of wine: Humble Grape Wine Bar Liverpool Street (5. November 2019)

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Perfect for a lazy afternoon with a glass of wine: Humble Grape Wine Bar Liverpool Street (5. November 2019)

I found the Humble Grape Wine Bar more by accident than anything else but it is definitely a place I can highly recommend. It is a rather small location which is really set up like a wine bar in all aspects – be it interior decoration, be it the menu itself (which offers pretty much […]

| December 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Perfect lunch before a short-haul flight in Europe: SWISS First Class Lounge A (5. November 2019)

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Perfect lunch before a short-haul flight in Europe: SWISS First Class Lounge A (5. November 2019)

When you have a long-haul flight in First, you are allowed to use the First Class lounge in Zurich after arrival if you have another flight the same day – as did I. So, it was perfect to briefly go home, drop the luggage, get a shower, and finally get back to the airport to […]

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Absolutely delicious Northern Indian cuisine: Restaurant Dum Pukht @ ITC Maurya, A Luxury Collection Hotel, New Delhi (4. November 2019)

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Absolutely delicious Northern Indian cuisine: Restaurant Dum Pukht @ ITC Maurya, A Luxury Collection Hotel, New Delhi (4. November 2019)

The Dum Pukht was recommended in many tourist guides and I was not aware that it was in the same hotel I was staying at until the day before. The restaurant serves traditional Northern Indian cuisine which started again with some crispy breads, onions, and a variety of sauces which were perfect to start especially […]

| November 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
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