Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Bierzo

Hop across to Gros, amble over to El Antiguo and saunter up to Centro for your pintxo fix in Donostia San Sebastián

After my post the other week on the rather fine Curado Bar “half price on Mondays” pintxos offer, this week’s post seemed an opportune time to look again at the … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

A “dining” room with a view – Mirador de Ulia, Donostia San Sebastián, Spain

For food and wine lover like myself and Mrs. SF, Donostia San Sebastián has pretty much the full package. Whilst the fabulous pintxos bars are the main draw for me … Continue reading

Jul 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

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

For that “special” dinner? Arbennig, Pontcanna, Cardiff – CLOSING END OF JUNE (25th) 2018.

The period post Christmas and into January is a difficult time for restaurants. A lot of people, having blown out over the Christmas period, tend to go into financial hibernation. … Continue reading

Jan 28, 2018 · 8 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

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

¿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

Totally “pit” boss – Hangfire Southern Kitchen, Barry, South Wales.

It has taken me an eon it seems to finally get to what is rapidly becoming the “legendary” permanent base in Barry, South Wales of the dynamic duo (already the … Continue reading

Sep 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

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