Soliciting Flavours

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

Under “ground” coffee? Off Track Coffee Lounge, Jacobs Market, Cardiff

I love a decent cup of coffee and Cardiff has more than its fair share of independents which offer rather fine examples of the barista’s skills, including Uncommon Ground, Little … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fast as well as Basque!! New “Express Lunch” menu at Curado Bar, Cardiff city centre.

I am a big fan of Curado Bar in Cardiff. It, along with Bar 44 and Asador 44, addresses admirably my addiction to pretty much all things Spanish on the … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Far from a load of old bull! A tasting of Toro wines.

As readers of the blog and my Twitter and Instagram feeds will know I cannot get enough of Spanish wines and will always jump at the chance to taste them. … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

A meal out of a spaghetti western! Caffe Fragolino, Llandaff, Cardiff

I have always been a big fan of Italian food. To me it’s simplicity is one of its greatest strengths, with the use of a few top quality ingredients to … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Wot comes out of Africa!? Blue Nile restaurant, Birmingham

I like to think I am pretty well versed in the cuisines of the World, having travelled a bit. A region, however, I have had very little exposure to on … Continue reading

February 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

A shining star or black hole? Seren Diemwnt, Llandaff, Cardiff

Llandaff (a suburb of Cardiff, as well as a city in its own right due to it having its own cathedral, where I live) has a quaint high street with … Continue reading

February 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Which 01 is número uno? A tasting of reserva and gran reserva wines from the glorious 2001 Rioja vintage.

Regular reader of the blog will know I am rather partial to a glass of vino and my first love (wine wise – think otherwise it was a blonde when … Continue reading

February 4, 2018 · Leave a comment