Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: France

Mutton (in my) chops – Ansh, Victoria Park, Cardiff.

I love a good burger and I was rather sad that Bwytiful shut up shop in October in the little food hub that the Cardiff burb of Victoria Park has … Continue reading

Nov 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cornish Canine Capers – Part I, Padstow and surrounds.

Mrs. SF, I and the dogs’ annual pilgrimage to Cornwall led us to a new part of the County this year with a week in Padstow (this part one) and … Continue reading

Oct 11, 2020 · 1 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

Keeping it sweet, with another lockdown treat – Mystere Club virtual tasting of Chateau Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Last week’s post on Cleverchefs was one of my most popular ever on the blog (funny that as it didn’t get much traction on Twitter – not entirely sure how … Continue reading

Jun 7, 2020 · 4 Comments

Wining on the web! An online tasting with Mystere wine Club

No I am not talking about twitter, but rather a virtual wine tasting of Cardiff’s Mystere Wine Club (mentioned many times on this blog). With the ongoing lockdown, external activities … Continue reading

Apr 19, 2020 · 10 Comments

A lockdown treat – Cook with Leyli Joon & Co.

Continuing with my “eat at home” theme (not got much choice really, in what feels like day 3229 of the lockdown), I have been amazed (and delighted) at how fleet … Continue reading

Apr 12, 2020 · 2 Comments

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

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

Little by nature, huge on flavour! The little french, Bristol.

A Napoleon complex is an overcompensation for being small, born of a little Frenchman who (if truth be told) did rather (over) compensate for his diminutive statute by way of … Continue reading

Sep 1, 2019 · 1 Comment