Soliciting Flavours

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

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Food that brings a smile to your face? Bann Thai Smile, Canton, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed

Update: Drove past this place recently and noted it is now a Midde Eastern restaurant called Dubai Nights (think that was whst was there before so not sure what happened … Continue reading

Aug 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Water’s the name, wine and so much more is the game – Uisce by Heaneys, Pontcanna, Cardiff. UPDATED: July 2019

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 · 1 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

Worthy of its star billing – I should c(h)oco! Restaurante Choco, Corboda, Spain.

*Warning this is a bit of a monster (length wise) post Looks can be deceptive and this has never (to my mind at least) been truer than of Restaurante Choco … Continue reading

Apr 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

Which 01 is número uno? A tasting of reserva and gran reserva wines from the glorious 2001 Rioja vintage.

Regular reader of the blog will know I am rather partial to a glass of vino and my first love (wine wise – think otherwise it was a blonde when … Continue reading

Feb 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Back on track or off the rails? Riverside Cantonese

The Riverside Cantonese has been a Cardiff institution for as long as I can remember, having served customer from its Riverside (as in the area of Cardiff abutting the Taff … Continue reading

Oct 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Long on flavours you’ll want to savour, but a little “whine” about the wine! Longhouse, Tumble, Cardiff –  UPDATE – CLOSED NOVEMBER 2017

I was a big fan of chef Lewis Dyer, when he was at the Heathcock in Llandaff, so when I heard he had moved on (sadly for Llandaff residents) to … Continue reading

Feb 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Dinner’s in the Dog – Lee Skeet pop up at BrewDog, Cardiff City Centre. 

The title to this post does not allude to the all to common occurrence of me being in Mrs. SF’s bad books, but rather to the perhaps surprising (at least … Continue reading

Jan 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

La leisurely lunch – Chez Francis, Canton, Cardiff. UPDATE: Under new ownership and new name – Stanley’s -May 2018.

A ritual in the department I work within is a financial year end knees up. A brief moment to celebrate the end of a hard slog to beat the set … Continue reading

Jun 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

A cheeky bit of bacon and quackingly good prosciutto – home cure recipes

It has been a while since I did anything other than a restaurant review on the blog, but I am a great fan of home curing and have been making … Continue reading

Apr 24, 2016 · 1 Comment