Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Alternatives to sauvignon blanc

Guess who’s back! The return of the Philharmonic, Cardiff City centre.

I have lived in Cardiff for more years than I care to remember and for a big chunk of those years the Philharmonic (aka the Philly) was pretty much a … Continue reading

Aug 20, 2017 · 3 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

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

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

Sit down supper in San Sebastian – Bodegon Alejandro.

Donostia San Sebastian is one of my favourite places in the world. The pintxos culture, where you bar hop from one delicious morsel to another (with very decent and cheap booze) in … Continue reading

Apr 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Faux or fantastico? I Giardini di Sorrento Restaurant, Roath, Cardiff 

There was an interesting piece a while back in La Repubblica, supporting concerns raised by famed (3 Michelin star) Italian chef Niko Romito, as to the bastardisation by the World outside of … Continue reading

Mar 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

¿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

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