Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: fino

Seven days of Sherry – Sherry Week 2020

I love sherry, I mean I really, really love sherry. Much to my anguish, Sherry Week (a celebration of that wondrous drink from the Sherry Triangle in Andalucía) fell within … Continue reading

Nov 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

PX perfection – Montilla Moriles Virtual tasting with Curado Bar and Montilla Moriles Wines UK

One of the unexpected joys of lockdown has been the explosion of online wine tasting. As an old stick in the mud technophobe (I emanate an electromagnetic field that disrupt … Continue reading

Aug 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Quaran-dining! Chef Vous – dine at home service

With the bars and restaurants still shut (there is, it appears, light at the end of the tunnel come the 13th July hopefully – it may be too little too … Continue reading

Jul 5, 2020 · 7 Comments

Drinking sherry in the raw! Tio Pepe en rama 2020

Owen Morgan of Bar 44 and Asador 44 very kindly provided the half  bottles of  the Tio Pepe en Rama 2020 and the nibbles free of charge to all participants … Continue reading

May 24, 2020 · 3 Comments

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

Kushty kofte? Lezzet Turkish Kitchen, Cardiff City Centre. UPDATED 14th May

I have reviewed a number of Turkish places in the past on the blog and with the closing of one (Efes BBQ) it seemed an opportune moment to take a … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · 7 Comments

Saint or sinner? Santiago’s Tapas bar & Restaurant, Cardiff

Santiago is Spanish for Saint James. So a place, on the site of Truffles (an establishment that had been operating in Cardiff ever since I can remember and I have … Continue reading

Feb 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Still hitting the bullseye? Sunday lunch at Bully’s Cardiff.

With all the (warranted) hype (including from your’s truly) regarding the rash of new places in the West of Cardiff (Heaney’s, the Heathcock and, the slightly more long in the … Continue reading

Dec 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

A meal that really cuts the mustard? Richard Bainbridge guest chef dinner at Heaney’s Cardiff

This is a second post from me on Heaney’s since it opened in October, but the start of the guest chef’s dinners seemed to me to be worthy of another … Continue reading

Nov 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

The cream of Bristol sherry bars? Bar 44, Bristol.

Bristol is often seen as more of a foodie town than Cardiff (with Jay Rayner being rather scathing as to the relative gastronomic charms of the two cities – very … Continue reading

Sep 9, 2018 · 1 Comment