Soliciting Flavours

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

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A meal that really cuts the mustard? Richard Bainbridge guest chef dinner at Heaney’s Cardiff

This is a second post from me on Heaney’s since it opened in October, but the start of the guest chef’s dinners seemed to me to be worthy of another … Continue reading

Nov 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Philly – osopher’s cheesesteak ? The Alchemist, High Street, Cardiff

I sometimes think that on the High Streets of the UK (certainly in Cardiff) the cocktail bar has replaced the bookie or charity shop as the default new use for … Continue reading

Oct 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

Hooray for Heaney’s – so is this a great British menu? Heaney’s, Pontcanna, Cardiff.

This post relates to a soft opening event at which the food prices were 50% of the standard prices (booze was full price). Whilst undoubtedly paying half price for food … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

This “year” sherry is really racey stuff! The Sherry TT for International Sherry Week.

The sherries for this tasting were very kindly provided free of charge (including delivery cost) by the Sherry Notes blog in conjunction with the Consejo Regulator of the Jerez DO … Continue reading

Oct 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

The value of pi(e)! Cambrian Tap, Cardiff City Centre

With the hot summer a distant memory (the instant someone uttered the words “hosepipe ban” I knew the end of the summer was nigh) and the brief Indian summer now … Continue reading

Oct 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

A small, dark and handsome stranger! Brunello di Montalcino tasting at Mystere Wine Club

Many who know me may mistake this title for something on my profile page, although with some slight tweaks to make it more relevant – “Short, palid, no oil painting … Continue reading

Sep 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Working up an appetite. The “worker lunch” at Steen the Chef, Cardiff City Centre

I am always on the look out for bargain lunch time offers in Cardiff. This have the dual benefit of getting me off my arse and out of the office … Continue reading

Sep 23, 2018 · Leave a comment