Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

The art of the Steak – Casa Rufo,  Bilbao, Spain

After a week of gorging ourselves on pintxos in Donostia San Sebastian and Bilbao, Mrs. SF, my sister, her husband and I fancied something more substantial in the form of … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sit down supper in San Sebastian – Bodegon Alejandro.

Donostia San Sebastian is one of my favourite places in the world. The pintxos culture, where you bar hop from one delicious morsel to another (with very decent and cheap booze) in … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Och aye the “veni-moo”! – Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia, London 

The talk of Cardiff recently was the merits of another burger joint, this time Bryon’s, coming to the city centre. Opinion seemed to be divided between “Oh God, not another burger … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chocolate orange is not the only sandwich – seven places in Cardiff City Centre to get a proper sarnie

The somewhat unusual title (I know I have form for this) to this post (a bastardisation of “Orange is not the only fruit“) refers to fact that the press were … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Raising the steaks in Cardiff! Asador 44, Cardiff City Centre – updated

As readers of the blog will know, I have an enduring love affair with all things Spanish. The marvellous people, the amazing food and the stunning wines all draw me … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Faux or fantastico? I Giardini di Sorrento Restaurant, Roath, Cardiff 

There was an interesting piece a while back in La Repubblica, supporting concerns raised by famed (3 Michelin star) Italian chef Niko Romito, as to the bastardisation by the World outside of … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Is that really a pie I spy?” – The Bush,St. Hilary, Vale of Glamorgan.

Today (12th March) is the last day of British Pie week and a pie related post seemed in order. I am rather partial to a good pie and a Sunday lunch out … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment