Soliciting Flavours

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

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Basque-ing in the meat!! Goizeko Izarra el txuletón de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.

After nigh on a week of gorging on pintxos and Michelin Star dainties in glorious Donostia San Sebastian (please let me win the lottery so I can buy a house … Continue reading

Jul 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

My best Soliciting (Flavours) of 2017

It is that time of the year again when the excesses of Christmas have passed and we have the ginormous anti-climax that is New Year’s Eve to (not) look forward … Continue reading

Dec 31, 2017 · 3 Comments

Marco’s out of ten? Lunch at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, Cardiff City Centre

Marco Pierre White has been a food hero of mine since back in the late 80s and 90s when he was the enfant terrible of the culinary world. A genius … Continue reading

Dec 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Where to get your next lunchtime fix! Five of the best fixed price lunch offers near Cardiff Central Station.

Whilst I tend to agree with Jay Raynor’s view that Bristol currently has more to offer food wise than Cardiff (not really surprising as it is a much larger city … Continue reading

Nov 12, 2017 · 9 Comments

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

Shopping centre chic? Ciliegino, St. David’s 2, Cardiff.

I tend to find the food offering in large scale shopping centres in the UK more than a little dispiriting. Identikit chain restaurants offering mediocre food at anything but cheap … Continue reading

Aug 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Milk and four sugars – Milk & Sugar/Lleath & Siwgr at Y Hen Lyfrgell, Cardiff City Centre. UPDATE: Closed.

The four sugars in the title to this post relates to the fact that Cardiff independent, Milk & Sugar, has recently expanded its empire to a fourth location (and not … Continue reading

Jul 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

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