Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Gruner Veltliner

A touch of Frost. Park House Restaurant & Bar, Cardiff City Centre UPDATE: Sept 2018.

Update: Andrew Frost (head chef at time this post was originally published) has left and the head chef role has been taken over by Matt Waldron. I am going to … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Worthy of its star billing – I should c(h)oco! Restaurante Choco, Corboda, Spain.

*Warning this is a bit of a monster (length wise) post Looks can be deceptive and this has never (to my mind at least) been truer than of Restaurante Choco … Continue reading

Apr 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

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

Feb 18, 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

Food and drink done the “Wright” way! Wright’s Food Emporium, Llarnathney, Carmarthenshire.

Wright’s Food Emporium is somewhere I have been champing at the bit to visit for ages. Every report I have heard has been along the lines of ” You have … Continue reading

Nov 19, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Llareggub” to write home about or “Taergydoolb”? Milkwood, Pontcanna, Cardiff.

The title is an ode to Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood” (if you are not a Thomas fan you will need to read the words in “speech marks” backwards), with … Continue reading

Sep 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Star quality? Restaurant James Sommerin, Penarth.

I am not one to really celebrate my birthdays. The longer in the tooth (feel like I am approaching sabre tooth) I get, the more I tend to want to … Continue reading

Jul 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Dinner’s in the Dog – Lee Skeet pop up at BrewDog, Cardiff City Centre. 

The title to this post does not allude to the all to common occurrence of me being in Mrs. SF’s bad books, but rather to the perhaps surprising (at least … Continue reading

Jan 29, 2017 · Leave a 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

Giving Cardiff a Viennese whirl- Wally’s Kaffeehaus.

As the nights really start to draw in and December looms on the horizon, my thoughts often go to Vienna . Mrs. SF and I are frequent visitors there in … Continue reading

Nov 6, 2016 · 3 Comments