Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: fish

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 · Leave a 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

Is the “New” World any different to the “Old” World? Le Monde, Cardiff City centre.

Le Monde has been going for what seems like an eternity, with it being the “in vogue” place (alongside its long deceased stable mate Champers) when I was at Uni … Continue reading

Aug 25, 2019 · 3 Comments

Small plates, Plat(s) Paysan – New Paysan Food offering at Bloc Coffee on a Saturday.

I have blogged about the Friday night “fixed price” menu offering from Paysan Food at Bloc Coffee in Victoria Park (Cardiff’s place to be with John Cook – Ember, Dirt, … Continue reading

Jun 23, 2019 · 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

Not your “bog” standard coffee shop fare! Friday nights at Bloc, Victoria Park, Cardiff

I am always impressed by people who are prepared to take a calculated risk and they say you must speculate to accumulate (an adage that the risk averse lawyer in … Continue reading

Mar 17, 2019 · 1 Comment