Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Fixed Price Menu

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

Ivy league or lots of pet peeves? The Ivy, Cardiff City centre.

At the back end of 2019 there was seemingly (at least in some circles – not mine) much excitement as to the arrival of the Ivy in Cardiff (Wales Online … Continue reading

Mar 1, 2020

When a meal done well is far from well done – Steak frites night at Paysan, Bloc, Victoria Park, Cardiff

I suspect, even with “plant based” stuff being so achingly on trend, many people (certainly in the UK) if asked what they would opt for as their death row meal … Continue reading

Feb 16, 2020

My best soliciting (flavours) of 2019

On the food and drink front it has been another good year. Despite not going to my beloved Spain and, in particular, Pais Vasco (my food heaven) this year (or … Continue reading

Dec 29, 2019

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

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

Not making a pig’s ear of it for “ate” or so years! Dinner at the Potted Pig, Cardiff

The phase “Making a pig’s ear of it” is intended to mean buggering something up (which, especially when it comes to DIY, I rather excel at). I, however, think this … Continue reading

Jul 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Eat, sleep, save and rep-eat. Monday to Sunday eating out offers in Cardiff.

The title is a shameless rehashing of Fatboy Slims’ “Eat, sleep, rave and repeat” track. Better than my usual cringeworthy efforts I thought (not hard you are thinking, I strongly … Continue reading

Jun 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

The special (lunch for) one – the Plat du Jour menu at Milkwood, Pontcanna, Cardiff

This post is in keeping with the current re-visit theme on the blog in terms of places I have posted about before. Taken in the evening rather than the day. … Continue reading

Jun 2, 2019 · 1 Comment