Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Alternatives to sauvignon blanc

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 port of call for all foodies – eating and drinking in Porto, Portugal.

As a wine lover, Porto and its port lodges (actually all the lodges are in Vila Nova de Gaia, with Porto itself north of the Douro river and Vila Nova … Continue reading

Aug 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

For cod’s hake where can I find a decent plaice? Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Victoria Park, Cardiff

Despite fish and chips being a national dish in the UK (when I was growing up in Somerset you could set your watch by where certain people would be in … Continue reading

Aug 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Seafood Sunday – Fish at 85, Pontcanna, Cardiff. UPDATE: May 2018 closed until further notice.

Roast dinner of a Sunday is seen as quintessential part of being British. A classic combo of roasted meat and veg, which we are all perceived to tuck into at … Continue reading

Aug 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Curry and Chemistry – Moksh, Cardiff Bay

As I get older and more curmudgeonly (Mrs. SF’s view is that it is no longer possible for me to get more curmudgeonly having hit 100% on the scale some … Continue reading

Jul 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Move over “sweetie” – Hungarian Wine review.

At times like this, the only answer is to open a bottle of wine so after somewhat of a hiatus the blog this week looks at wine again. Hungary is … Continue reading

Jun 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

La leisurely lunch – Chez Francis, Canton, Cardiff. UPDATE: Under new ownership and new name – Stanley’s -May 2018.

A ritual in the department I work within is a financial year end knees up. A brief moment to celebrate the end of a hard slog to beat the set … Continue reading

Jun 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Cocina Latina – Mi Tierra at Parc Deli, Victoria Park, Cardiff. UPDATE: they are no longer doing this Mexican nights.

Like a luchador (Mexican wrestler) from Lucha Libre, the Parc Deli (in Victoria Park, Cardiff) towards the end of each week (Thursday to Saturday evenings) sheds its daytime sandwich shop … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · 2 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