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 truly mind-blowing sensory experience with music pairing in The World’s 50 Best No. 17: Restaurant Gaggan Anand (6. January 2024)

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A truly mind-blowing sensory experience with music pairing in The World’s 50 Best No. 17: Restaurant Gaggan Anand (6. January 2024)

Visiting Gaggan Anand has been on my to do list since December 2018. Back then, I tried to get a table at ‘Gaggan’ when in Bangkok, but it turned out to be impossible. Well, to be fair, I get why. If he was only close to what he offers today, then it’s no surprise that […]

| April 16, 2024 | 0 Comments
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A truly disappointing ‘rooftop’ bar experience: Rainforest Rooftop Bar (6. January 2024)

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A truly disappointing ‘rooftop’ bar experience: Rainforest Rooftop Bar (6. January 2024)

The search for a rooftop bar continued – and failed. The Rainforest rooftop bar belongs in the category of ‘false advertising’. I mean, frankly, the place doesn’t have anything to do with a rainforest (besides like two kind of small trees being there) and it is on the 7th floor, so one can barely call […]

| April 15, 2024 | 0 Comments
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A whole experience catered around the love story of a Mexican and an Indian: Restaurant Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh (5. January 2024)

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A whole experience catered around the love story of a Mexican and an Indian: Restaurant Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh (5. January 2024)

The Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh is the second restaurant of Gaggan Anand and is located right on top of his awarded restaurant ‘Gaggan Anand’. The place is quite different from his downstairs place, but more about that the next day. The Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh is a mixture of Mexican and Indian flavours […]

| April 14, 2024 | 0 Comments
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A place to see the sunset in Bangkok – and to have a look at the Eye of Sauron: Brewski Rooftop Bar @ Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok (5. January 2024)

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A place to see the sunset in Bangkok – and to have a look at the Eye of Sauron: Brewski Rooftop Bar @ Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok (5. January 2024)

Finding a place, which is kind of decent, in terms of atmosphere and view, plus offers good drinks, is actually not as easy and straightforward as you might think, so it took a while to find the Brewski Rooftop Bar on top of the Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok, but if you manage to find that […]

| April 13, 2024 | 0 Comments
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When the online review is much better than reality: Hair of the Dog Phrom Phong (5. January 2024)

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When the online review is much better than reality: Hair of the Dog Phrom Phong (5. January 2024)

Sometimes a place is super well rated on Google, but then, when you end up there, you wonder why. I mean, sure, they have about 120 different beers, but given that they have only one local brand, is a bit disappointing really. In any case, as nice as the beer selection is, as disappointing is […]

| April 12, 2024 | 0 Comments
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A hidden gem of peace and quiet in a buzzing city: The Bar @ The House on Sathorn @ W Bangkok (5. January 2024)

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A hidden gem of peace and quiet in a buzzing city: The Bar @ The House on Sathorn @ W Bangkok (5. January 2024)

Despite having stayed at the W Bangkok before, I didn’t have a chance to try the options at The House on Sathorn, so it was time to do so. The Bar, which is located in The House on Sathron is actually a super lovely place in the midst of a busy city. The “Bael Gimlet […]

| April 11, 2024 | 0 Comments
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It’s the small details in which you realise that the hotel had just opened: Lobby Lounge @ Courtyard Siem Reap Resort (4. January 2024)

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It’s the small details in which you realise that the hotel had just opened: Lobby Lounge @ Courtyard Siem Reap Resort (4. January 2024)

As a final act of the day, it was time to enjoy a “Bloody Mary” (USD 7.00) in the Lobby Lounge in the Courtyard Siem Reap Resort – and that is when you realise that the hotel had only just opened a few days ago. It seems nobody had ordered a Bloody Mary before, since […]

| April 10, 2024 | 0 Comments
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When expectations are completely missed and prices are way too high: Restaurant Malis (4. January 2024)

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When expectations are completely missed and prices are way too high: Restaurant Malis (4. January 2024)

The Malis looked like a truly fancy place from the outside, and a bit different from most of the places we had tried in Siem Reap. So, as a goodbye dinner, we figured, this might be a good option. The place is lovely in terms of interior design and they kind of really try to […]

| April 9, 2024 | 0 Comments
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