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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Decent for lunch but the service isn’t up to the task: Restaurant Public Burger (9. September 2020)

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Decent for lunch but the service isn’t up to the task: Restaurant Public Burger (9. September 2020)

Attentiveness is definitely not one of their strongest points – the Public Burger might not be used to too many guests as it seems to be a rather new place which only opened recently but frankly, when the waitress looks straight at you (and there is no one else around) when you sit down and […]

| October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
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A solid value in the city centre: Restaurant Terrasse @ Baur au Lac (8. September 2020)

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A solid value in the city centre: Restaurant Terrasse @ Baur au Lac (8. September 2020)

Although the whole lunch experience is on the more expensive side, the Restaurant Terrasse at the Baur au Lac remains a solid value when it comes to the service and food quality. The “Burrata from Apulia, tomato, Ligurian olive oil” (CHF 24.00) was not only nice to look at but the tomatoes were actually mouth-watering, […]

| October 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Delicious Korean dishes in a simple atmosphere: Restaurant Bibim Shack Stauffacher (5. September 2020)

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Delicious Korean dishes in a simple atmosphere: Restaurant Bibim Shack Stauffacher (5. September 2020)

It’s quite a bit ago since I’ve tried Korean but the Bibim Shack at the Stauffacher was ranked quite high for their food so I decided to give it a try. The “kimchi rice balls with spicy, sweet sauce” (CHF 12.50) and the “Korean fried chicken with Korean mayo” (CHF 13.50) were both good but […]

| October 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Great for a quick lunch – but with rather slow service towards the end: Restaurant PURO – The Social Club (5. September 2020)

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Great for a quick lunch – but with rather slow service towards the end: Restaurant PURO – The Social Club (5. September 2020)

Sometimes it’s just about finding a place which offers something simple and delicious for lunch – and the Restaurant PURO does exactly that. The “Executive Bowl (salad bowl with cherry tomatoes, edamame, pomegranate seeds, croutons)” (CHF 27.00) and “chicken breast” (+ CHF 9.00) does exactly that. It’s simple, refreshing, and delicious. So, perfect for a […]

| October 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Try the Sacher Torte – an absolute must when you visit Vienna: Restaurant Sacher Eck (30. August 2020)

Try the Sacher Torte – an absolute must when you visit Vienna: Restaurant Sacher Eck (30. August 2020)

The good thing about Covid-19 is that there aren’t as many tourists as in regular times so you actually don’t queue for long to get into the Sacher Eck. Once inside, it was time for a typical Austrian lunch, so I went for the “original Viennese veal schnitzel with parsley potatoes” (EUR 25.00) which was […]

| September 10, 2020 | 0 Comments
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A visit to No. 17 of The World’s 50 Best: Restaurant Steirereck (29. August 2020)

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A visit to No. 17 of The World’s 50 Best: Restaurant Steirereck (29. August 2020)

Coming back to the Restaurant Steirereck is always an emotional moment. I remember when I was there for the first time in December 2012 when it was No. 11 of the world and it was definitely a memorable experience. And it was great again in June 2018 when it was No. 14 of the world. […]

| September 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Delicious breakfast selection as always: Restaurant Bristol @ Hotel Bristol (29. August 2020)

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Delicious breakfast selection as always: Restaurant Bristol @ Hotel Bristol (29. August 2020)

Frankly, the breakfast selection at the restaurant Bristol in the Bristol hotel in Vienna is definitely one of the best hotel breakfasts you can get. You really get everything, even in Covid-19 times, from fresh bread … … to a wide range of cold cuts, salmon, cheese … … salad, spreads … … a selection […]

| September 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Simple and traditional Austrian dishes: Restaurant Zur eisernen Zeit (28. August 2020)

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Simple and traditional Austrian dishes: Restaurant Zur eisernen Zeit (28. August 2020)

When you are in Austria, there are a couple of things you absolutely have to try. One of them is “blood sausage with fresh horseradish” (or as it is called in Austrian “Blunz’ngröstl mit frischem Kren”) (EUR 8.90) which is basically a very intense but also delicious dish. Especially if you like stronger flavors like […]

| September 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
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