Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: fish

Cornish Capers before the “circuit breaker” – St Ives Bay and beyond

As we are (at least here in Wales), back in our gilded cages with our lockdown/circuit breaker/fire break (always interesting to find out what items our lords and masters consider … Continue reading

Oct 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

V for Vermuteria – Vermut, Cardiff City centre

As I hispanophile, I have a love of the hole in the wall bars that are typical of many a Spanish town and city. These are the sorts of places … Continue reading

Sep 13, 2020

Back in the game! First post lockdown meal out – at the Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

One of the things I have really missed since lockdown started in 54 bc (back when Julius Ceasar first invaded Britain – slight exaggeration, but sometimes it feels that long … Continue reading

Jul 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

From one bridge to another- Thomas by Tom Simmons, Pontcanna, Cardiff

Welsh chef Tom Simmons’ first restaurant is located at Tower Bridge in London and he has now crossed the Bridge (the Severn) to open a second restaurant this time in … Continue reading

Jul 12, 2020

Lockdown living – soliciting supplies from the comfort of my own home

At the moment the last thing I want to do is go to a supermarket. It is a mind numbing experience at the best of times and at the moment … Continue reading

Apr 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

Dog, fish and sips – a week of food and drink in Cornwall – UPDATED

With Christmas and New Year’s Eve (the latter the most over hyped celebration of the year) out the way and the wet and windy month of January seemingly never ending, … Continue reading

Jan 12, 2020

Monday just became funday – £5 corkage on a Monday at Asador 44.

For many years I have used this blog to moan about the price of wine in UK restaurants (I do love a good moan and the blog is a rather … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2019 · 4 Comments

A grape that’s one in a Semillion? Tasting of Semillion wines at the Jeroboam Club, Bristol.

Been a while since I have done a blog post on a wine tasting, with the last one being way back in March on the seriously good wines of the … Continue reading

Oct 13, 2019 · 5 Comments

For that culinary cwtch – Nook, Victoria Park Cardiff.

From my home base in Llandaff, Victoria Park is a shortish walk. When I first moved to Llandaff (15 odd years ago), Vic. Park was a food desert with naught … Continue reading

Sep 29, 2019 · 5 Comments

The best tenner I may ever spend! The Plat du Jour at Wilsons, Bristol

Leading a wine tasting, in Bristol for the Jeroboam Club, on wines from Catalonia all the way down to Jumilla, I needed to be in Bristol early to decant the … Continue reading

Sep 22, 2019 · 1 Comment