Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Cardiff

A sweet and sour Sunday – Sunday lunch at the Summer Palace , Llandaff, Cardiff

Well before the accursed Covid – 19 hit, the Summer Palace in Llandaff was going through the mill. The place has been a fixture on Llandaff High Street for the … Continue reading

Mar 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

No basket case! New bar menu at the Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

Whilst it is alway interesting (usually in a good way, but regrettably not always) to visit shiny new places, everyone has their go to joints which they return to time and … Continue reading

Mar 15, 2020

Rioja Royalty – a tasting of the wines of Bodegas Muga at the Jeroboam Club, Bristol.

Another wine post, which I am sure you are all overjoyed (suppress that yawn J) about! This one makes it 3 wine posts in a little over 2 months (only … Continue reading

Mar 7, 2020

Ivy league or lots of pet peeves? The Ivy, Cardiff City centre.

At the back end of 2019 there was seemingly (at least in some circles – not mine) much excitement as to the arrival of the Ivy in Cardiff (Wales Online … Continue reading

Mar 1, 2020

Template tempranillo? A tasting of the Ribera del Duero wines of Alejandro Fernández

Most people when they think of tempranillo automatically default to the Rioja wine region in Spain and it is fair to say it remains a bastion of that grape and a … Continue reading

Feb 23, 2020

When a meal done well is far from well done – Steak frites night at Paysan, Bloc, Victoria Park, Cardiff

I suspect, even with “plant based” stuff being so achingly on trend, many people (certainly in the UK) if asked what they would opt for as their death row meal … Continue reading

Feb 16, 2020

Getting all fired up for Sundays – Sunday lunch at Asador 44

I am a big fan of Asador 44 and the wider group it sits within. I have written a number of posts on the place (regarding their lunch, dinner and … Continue reading

Feb 9, 2020