Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: albarino

Saint or sinner? Santiago’s Tapas bar & Restaurant, Cardiff

Santiago is Spanish for Saint James. So a place, on the site of Truffles (an establishment that had been operating in Cardiff ever since I can remember and I have … Continue reading

Feb 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

The cream of Bristol sherry bars? Bar 44, Bristol.

Bristol is often seen as more of a foodie town than Cardiff (with Jay Rayner being rather scathing as to the relative gastronomic charms of the two cities – very … Continue reading

Sep 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Hop across to Gros, amble over to El Antiguo and saunter up to Centro for your pintxo fix in Donostia San Sebasti├ín

After my post the other week on the rather fine Curado Bar “half price on Mondays” pintxos offer, this week’s post seemed an opportune time to look again at the … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

For that “special” dinner? Arbennig, Pontcanna, Cardiff – CLOSING END OF JUNE (25th) 2018.

The period post Christmas and into January is a difficult time for restaurants. A lot of people, having blown out over the Christmas period, tend to go into financial hibernation. … Continue reading

Jan 28, 2018 · 8 Comments

A real catch or one to throw back? Seafood Shack, Cardiff. UPDATE – closed until further notice due to a “cyber attack”!? – 30/12/2017

UPDATE : The plot thickens as to the closure of this place based on a recent (17/1/18) BBC article. Despite being on the coast, Cardiff is surprisingly bereft of places specialising … Continue reading

Jul 9, 2017 · 4 Comments

Nice place for a nice plaice – Rick Stein’s, Porthleven, Cornwall

When it comes to the TV, Rick Stein is one of those people who is seemingly always doing one programme or another (Mexico is his next BBC jolly apparently). Unlike … Continue reading

Jun 18, 2017 · 5 Comments

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

Apr 23, 2017 · 1 Comment