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 amazing dumpling experience if you are up to wait 40+ minutes: Restaurant Din Tai Fung @ Taipei 101 (28. May 2017)

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A truly amazing dumpling experience if you are up to wait 40+ minutes: Restaurant Din Tai Fung @ Taipei 101 (28. May 2017)

According to my guide book, the Restaurant Din Tai Fung is one of the most famous dumpling places in Taiwan. So, obviously, I had to give it a try. Now, if you want to try it, be patient. When we arrived somewhen in the middle of the afternoon (around 3pm), the waiting time to get […]

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Quite a decent breakfast on the top floor: Sheraton Club Lounge @ Sheraton Grand Taipei (28. May 2017)

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Quite a decent breakfast on the top floor: Sheraton Club Lounge @ Sheraton Grand Taipei (28. May 2017)

After the first experience at the Sheraton in ‘Kitchen 12’ I was not entirely sure what to expect from the lounge but the breakfast was actually great. There is a selection of various Asian dishes with a live cooking station where you can get all your egg dishes – in case there was someone attending […]

| August 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Huge buffet with quite a good selection and value for money: Restaurant Kitchen 12 @ Sheraton Grand Taipei (27. May 2017)

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Huge buffet with quite a good selection and value for money: Restaurant Kitchen 12 @ Sheraton Grand Taipei (27. May 2017)

After travelling basically for 24 hours you do not really care where you eat or what you eat but luckily the hotel I was staying at, the Sheraton Grand Taipei, had a restaurant on the ground floor which was open at 3:30pm (all others open at 6pm) called ‘Kitchen 12’. Well, I did not really […]

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Former St. Regis but not at the top of its glory anymore: Restaurant Saints @ The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection (27. May 2017)

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Former St. Regis but not at the top of its glory anymore: Restaurant Saints @ The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection (27. May 2017)

Apparently, the Hongta Hotel was the first St. Regis in Asia – unfortunately, there is not too much of that former glamor left. The hotel itself is definitely functional and I can’t complain about the suite upgrade but you can easily see that the hotel exists already for a couple of years. However, I was […]

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Amazing view and a surprising dessert: Restaurant M on the Bund (26. May 2017)

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Amazing view and a surprising dessert: Restaurant M on the Bund (26. May 2017)

Besides a short weekend trip to Hong Kong two years back, I have never had the pleasure to be in China. And I must admit despite a rather long flight, I did enjoy this one night in Shanghai on the Bund. I got recommended the ‘M on the Bund’ by a variety of people, so […]

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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A place you wouldn’t just walk in – but you definitely should: Restaurant Zum Goldenen Fass (23. May 2017)

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A place you wouldn’t just walk in – but you definitely should: Restaurant Zum Goldenen Fass (23. May 2017)

When I walked around to find the Restaurant Zum Goldenen Fass I was wondering a bit where the hell I was at it isn’t really an inviting neighborhood and once I’ve found the entrance, I was still not sure why to come here. The place is simple and – at least to me – not […]

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Have lunch here – if you can: Restaurant Haute (23. May 2017)

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Have lunch here – if you can: Restaurant Haute (23. May 2017)

It is five years ago since I’ve last been at the Haute, so I was looking forward and was quite curious on how the lunch would be. You’re welcomed super friendly, they know the member by name (something I didn’t notice last time) and bring you to your table right away. I went for the […]

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Offering way more than focaccia only – with a lovely garden in the back: Restaurant focacceria (22. May 2017)

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Offering way more than focaccia only – with a lovely garden in the back: Restaurant focacceria (22. May 2017)

So far I have associated the focacceria with antipasti and focaccia and not with proper dishes but as I have been recommended to pay the place a visit when in St. Gallen, it was time to try it out. There is a nice little patio with a garden where you can sit outside and enjoy […]

| August 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
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