Soliciting Flavours

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

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The wonder of Welsh wine- a tasting of various vinous delights Cymru has to offer during #Welshwineweek.

Wales and wine is not, perhaps, two words that a lot of people would put together, but it is fair to say that Welsh wine has come on in leaps … Continue reading

Aug 2, 2020 · 1 Comment

Back in the game! First post lockdown meal out – at the Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

One of the things I have really missed since lockdown started in 54 bc (back when Julius Ceasar first invaded Britain – slight exaggeration, but sometimes it feels that long … Continue reading

Jul 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

Ruling the “cooped up” roost? Mr. Croquewich’s fried chicken shop.

There have been many, many sh*te things to moan about in terms of lockdown and all being cooped up inside with no place to go, not least the likely dreadful … Continue reading

Jul 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

From one bridge to another- Thomas by Tom Simmons, Pontcanna, Cardiff

Welsh chef Tom Simmons’ first restaurant is located at Tower Bridge in London and he has now crossed the Bridge (the Severn) to open a second restaurant this time in … Continue reading

Jul 12, 2020

Quaran-dining! Chef Vous – dine at home service

With the bars and restaurants still shut (there is, it appears, light at the end of the tunnel come the 13th July hopefully – it may be too little too … Continue reading

Jul 5, 2020 · 7 Comments

Sour power! My new beer addiction.

Readers of the blog will know I am more a wine drinker than a beer drinker. It is not that I don’t drink or enjoy a beer or two, it … Continue reading

Jun 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tea for two and a tale of two teas – Click and collection cream tea from Cocorico Patisserie, Cardiff.

I am not a huge consumer of afternoon tea, as have always thought it a slightly old fashion and oddly timed meal (doesn’t really fits in to the working day … Continue reading

Jun 21, 2020 · 2 Comments

Persian pick me up – Taste of Persia

Following a fabulous “Cook at home” feast from Leyli Joon & Co. at the beginning of lockdown, I have developed quite a taste for Persian food. As a result an … Continue reading

Jun 14, 2020 · 3 Comments

Keeping it sweet, with another lockdown treat – Mystere Club virtual tasting of Chateau Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Last week’s post on Cleverchefs was one of my most popular ever on the blog (funny that as it didn’t get much traction on Twitter – not entirely sure how … Continue reading

Jun 7, 2020 · 4 Comments

The roast with the most? Cleverchefs, Cardiff

Readers of the blog we know of my love of a Sunday roast, with multiple  post in that subject having featured on the blog. In Cardiff, we are blessed on … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 3 Comments