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 very authentic Russian Jewish dining experience: Restaurant Pasternak (13. July 2019)

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A very authentic Russian Jewish dining experience: Restaurant Pasternak (13. July 2019)

I was a bit skeptical about a Russian place with Jewish cuisine but was actually very positively surprised – and not only because the price performance ratio is quite great but also because the place is nice and the serivce is super friendly. I decided to go for the “Menu Gorki” (EUR 35.00) which started […]

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Decent but not worth queuing for: Monkey Bar @ 25hours Hotel (13. July 2019)

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Decent but not worth queuing for: Monkey Bar @ 25hours Hotel (13. July 2019)

Somehow I have always so much about the Monkey Bar in any 25hours hotel and finally it was time to give the one in Berlin a shot. The place is absolutely crowded also on a Saturday afternoon – which was a bit surprising to me as the interior is definitely nice somehow and atmospheric but […]

| August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Delicious ice cream in central Berlin: Gelateria Lecko’Mio (13. July 2019)

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Delicious ice cream in central Berlin: Gelateria Lecko’Mio (13. July 2019)

I almost walked past the Lecko’Mio but when looking inside I liked it quite a lot so I felt ‘forced’ to get in and then decided to have a treat – I went for two flavors, “Yogurt” and “Salted Caramel Ice Cream” (EUR 3.00) which was absolutely delicious! The lady behind the counter was super […]

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Vegetarian breakfast with a very colorful bowl: Restaurant Avocai (13. July 2019)

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Vegetarian breakfast with a very colorful bowl: Restaurant Avocai (13. July 2019)

I am always skeptical of place which promote vegan and vegetarian food too much. Yet, I was again positively surprised by the Avocai (it might have helped that my friend is vegetarian and, therefore, knows about vegetarian places). I went for the “rainbow bowl” (EUR 12.50) which was a combination of beet root, pumpkin, sprouts, […]

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Delicious starters but weak main course: Restaurant Ki (12. July 2019)

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Delicious starters but weak main course: Restaurant Ki (12. July 2019)

The “edamame (green cooked baby soybeans with sea salt)” (EUR 4.00) were good and tasty but lacking a bit of sea salt – and the salt could have been chunkier which would definitely have made it better. The “avocado tatar with freshly diced tuna” (EUR 7.50) was actually lovely – although, for my personal gusto, […]

| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
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As average as always: Restaurant Seerose (10. July 2019)

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As average as always: Restaurant Seerose (10. July 2019)

Doesn’t matter when I visit the Seerose in Zurich (and the last visit was in December 2016), it is always kind of the same. The place is amazing as the view onto Lake Zurich is stunning, the atmosphere is nice, the food is decent but overpriced and ultimately, the service isn’t up to the task […]

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Lovely view over St. Gallen and outstanding service: Restaurant Falkenburg (10. July 2019)

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Lovely view over St. Gallen and outstanding service: Restaurant Falkenburg (10. July 2019)

Although I had spent about 8 years in St. Gallen, I somehow had never heard of the ‘Falkenburg’ but it turns out that I have really missed out on something. It is, admittedly, a bit remote and not that easy to reach, but it is definitely worth the walk or the little drive up the […]

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Interesting lunch concept with good food: Restaurant Genuss Manufaktur Neubad (9. July 2019)

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Interesting lunch concept with good food: Restaurant Genuss Manufaktur Neubad (9. July 2019)

The Genuss Manufaktur Neubad used to be called differently and about two years ago, I paid it a visit and already liked it back then. They offer quite an interesting concept for lunch – you can either pick one ‘large’ course or take several smaller ones in order to extend your experience. I started with […]

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
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