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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Perfect lunch spot with exquisite service: Restaurant Rive Gauche Terrasse (3. August 2018)

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Perfect lunch spot with exquisite service: Restaurant Rive Gauche Terrasse (3. August 2018)

The Rive Gauche has a couple of locations to eat and I think I had already been to most. The only one missing so far was the “Rive Gauche Terrasse” and finally it was time to pay it a visit. The friend I was having lunch with is a regular there and we were attended […]

| December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Incredibly bad service: Gourmet Bar @ Novotel City Basel (2. August 2018)

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Incredibly bad service: Gourmet Bar @ Novotel City Basel (2. August 2018)

Given I was short on time, I decided to eat in the hotel I was staying and I went for the “mixed Swiss gourmet plate” (CHF 16.00) as a starter. The selection of cold cuts and cheeses was actually quite fine, however, there was one major downside to it all. It took them a solid […]

| December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Lovely place by the lake with average dish quality: Restaurant Nidwaldnerhof (1. August 2018)

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Lovely place by the lake with average dish quality: Restaurant Nidwaldnerhof (1. August 2018)

I only recently started re-discovering the beauty of the area of Beckenried and now within a few weeks it’s the second time I ended up in the region. The Restaurant Nidwaldnerhof offers lovely tables with a view onto the lake (if you book in advance). Once you’re seated you’re served “spread” … … and “bread”. […]

| December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Decent roastbeef – nothing extraordinary though: Restaurant Farnsburg (31. July 2018)

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Decent roastbeef – nothing extraordinary though: Restaurant Farnsburg (31. July 2018)

Lately, I saw someone ordering the “roastbeef with a tartare sauce and French fries” (CHF 24.50) and it looked quite delicious, so I decided to give it a try. While the French fries are not exactly out of this world, the roastbeef was actually surprisingly good and rich in flavour. The terrace in the Farnsburg […]

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Delicious breakfast but room for improvement with regards to service: Salon de Thé Claude (29. July 2018)

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Delicious breakfast but room for improvement with regards to service: Salon de Thé Claude (29. July 2018)

More randomly than anything else we stumbled upon the Salon de Thé Claude – mostly because there were a lot of people visibly enjoying their breakfast. So, I decided to do the same and ordered the “Claude’s Breakfast (glass of Cava, freshly squeezed orange juice, croissant, butter, jam, bread, soft boiled egg, yoghurt, ham/cheese, smoked […]

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Surprisingly delicious burgers: Restaurant Five Guys (28. July 2018)

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Surprisingly delicious burgers: Restaurant Five Guys (28. July 2018)

I heard a lot about ‘Five Guys’ and have seen the place a couple of times in Dubai but never actually managed to get there and try their burgers. Finally, it was the time to try. The “bacon cheeseburger” (EUR 11.00) is nothing but a pure sin. And a delicious one. The cheese could melt […]

| December 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Lovely service but not so great atmosphere: Restaurant Bianconero (27. July 2018)

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Lovely service but not so great atmosphere: Restaurant Bianconero (27. July 2018)

The “bruschetta” was offered by the restaurant as a starter which was definitely better than I had expected as the tomatoes were quite aromatic and flavourful. The “mellanzane con burrata y pesto” (EUR 14.00) didn’t look too appealing at first but it was actually surprisingly rich and aromatic. A bit thick due to the molten […]

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Swift service, heavy cordon bleu: Restaurant Farnsburg (27. July 2018)

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Swift service, heavy cordon bleu: Restaurant Farnsburg (27. July 2018)

The “veal cordon bleu Farnsburg with ham, cheese and porcini” (CHF 37.50) is quite a portion. It is long and quite heavy but also delicious. Most restaurants which serve cordon bleus put only a tiny bit of cheese in it. The Farnsburg on the other hand is quite generous with it making sure it is […]

| December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
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