Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: amontillado

Water’s the name, wine and so much more is the game – Uisce by Heaneys, Pontcanna, Cardiff

Uisce (pronounced Ish-ka) is the new venture from Tommy Heaney, badged as a wine and coffee bar. As Uisce means water in Gaelic and it being a wine bar (a … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Stairway to “curry” heaven? The Indian Upstairs, The Karavan@No.5. UPDATED MAY 2019

Update The Karavan is no longer at this venue, but can be found in the evenings as the Crafty Cellar in Penarth (Windsor Road). “The Indian Upstairs” sounds like one … Continue reading

Dec 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

A meal that really cuts the mustard? Richard Bainbridge guest chef dinner at Heaney’s Cardiff

This is a second post from me on Heaney’s since it opened in October, but the start of the guest chef’s dinners seemed to me to be worthy of another … Continue reading

Nov 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

This “year” sherry is really racey stuff! The Sherry TT for International Sherry Week.

The sherries for this tasting were very kindly provided free of charge (including delivery cost) by the Sherry Notes blog in conjunction with the Consejo Regulator of the Jerez DO … Continue reading

Oct 14, 2018 · 1 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

Very moorish stuff! A few days of eating and drinking in Córdoba Province, Spain.

Córdoba (in southern Spain – about an hour on a fast train from Malaga) has been on my must visit list for many a year (as I slowly tick off … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

Fast as well as Basque!! New “Express Lunch” menu at Curado Bar, Cardiff city centre. UPDATED: June 2018

I am a big fan of Curado Bar in Cardiff. It, along with Bar 44 and Asador 44, addresses admirably my addiction to pretty much all things Spanish on the … Continue reading

Mar 11, 2018 · 2 Comments