Soliciting Flavours

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

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A magical “Mystere” meal? The Annual Mystere Wine Club dinner at the Parkhouse Restaurant & Bar, Cardiff.

One of my vinous highlights of the year has been joining the Mystere Wine Club in Cardiff. This has led to me attending many a fine wine tasting during the … Continue reading

Dec 2, 2018 · Leave a 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 · 2 Comments

Titillation or torture of the taste buds? Grey, the Hilton hotel, Cardiff City Centre.

I have been told, not having read it or watched the movie, that 50 Shades of Grey was a bit shite (and the sequels are every bit as bad it … Continue reading

Jul 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

A hidden gem or best left forgotten? Barley & Rye, Cardiff city centre (UPDATE: now closed it seems – June 2018)

Some places you simply forget about. Eons back I was invited to the launch of Barley & Rye in Cardiff which, regrettably (as per seemingly usual) I couldn’t make. On … Continue reading

Jun 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Very moorish stuff! A few days of eating and drinking in Córdoba Province, Spain.

Córdoba (in southern Spain – about an hour on a fast train from Malaga) has been on my must visit list for many a year (as I slowly tick off … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

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

Marco’s out of ten? Lunch at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, Cardiff City Centre

Marco Pierre White has been a food hero of mine since back in the late 80s and 90s when he was the enfant terrible of the culinary world. A genius … Continue reading

Dec 17, 2017 · 1 Comment