Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: albarino

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

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

Mar 26, 2017 · 14 Comments

¿Craving real Spanish food? Here’s how to get cured! Curado Bar, Cardiff, City Centre – Updated

Update : I have just been told by the people at Curado Bar that they will, from early March, be opening on Sundays. That is excellent new. I have an enduring … Continue reading

Feb 19, 2017 · 7 Comments

Long on flavours you’ll want to savour, but a little “whine” about the wine! Longhouse, Tumble, Cardiff –  UPDATE – CLOSED NOVEMBER 2017

I was a big fan of chef Lewis Dyer, when he was at the Heathcock in Llandaff, so when I heard he had moved on (sadly for Llandaff residents) to … Continue reading

Feb 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Marvelous moules or a load of old boules? The Hashery, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed April 2018

Belgium is famous for a number of things eating wise (think waffles and french fries to name but two on the food front). When it comes to booze, it is … Continue reading

Jan 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Absolutely “Brill”- Kota, Porthleven, Cornwall

A week in Cornwall coincided with a 13th wedding anniversary for me and Mrs. SF (Mrs. SF said it feels more like 130 years – that is a good thing … Continue reading

Dec 11, 2016 · 5 Comments

A wine lover’s paradise – Rekondo, Donostia San Sebastian

Donostia San Sebastian really has it all. Great beaches, fantastic food and lovely (food obsessed) people (oh and oodles of shoe shops – if that is your thing). It is … Continue reading

Nov 22, 2015 · 7 Comments

Back on the pintxos – dining on the hoof (well trotter actually) in Donostia San Sebastian

As readers of the blog will know I have an enduring love of Pais Vasco (the Basque Country) and, in particular, Donostia San Sebastian (foodie heaven on earth if there … Continue reading

Nov 15, 2015 · 7 Comments

Donostia – San Sebastian Part 2 – a stellar sit down affair – Restaurante Kokotxa review

A couple of weeks back, I was in that glorious jewel in Spain’s foodie crown – Donostia San Sebastian. Not only is it the place for possibly the best bar … Continue reading

Nov 16, 2014 · 11 Comments