Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Bar 44

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

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 · 13 Comments

My best soliciting (Flavours) of 2016 

Firstly Happy New Year – hope you are not nursing too much of a monster hangover. Well 2016 was a funny old year wasn’t it – who’d have thought a … Continue reading

Jan 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

“The fantastic “flor” – Manzanilla and Fino tasting 

I have always been a fan of sherry, which I regard as one of the great white wines of the World and certainly one that currently offers one of the … Continue reading

Jul 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Sherry baby – a week of eating and drinking in Jerez, Spain

I absolutely love sherry. Not the insipid rubbish your Nan use to drink (the sweet British or Cypriot stuff that can no longer legally- thanks to the EU – be … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 7 Comments

Menu del dia – lunch time at Bar 44, Cardiff

I was in glorious Donostia San Sebastian all last week (more on that in posts coming soon), with its amazing pintxos scene and it is perhaps opportune as a result … Continue reading

Nov 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Raising the bar – Bar 44, Cardiff

With my life long love affair with all things Iberian, I was beside myself with excitement at the news that the wonderful Penarth and Cowbridge based Bar 44 was finally … Continue reading

Jun 28, 2015 · 11 Comments