Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: France

A meal that really cuts the mustard? Richard Bainbridge guest chef dinner at Heaney’s Cardiff

This is a second post from me on Heaney’s since it opened in October, but the start of the guest chef’s dinners seemed to me to be worthy of another … Continue reading

Nov 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

A touch of Frost. Park House Restaurant & Bar, Cardiff City Centre UPDATE: Sept 2018.

Update: Andrew Frost (head chef at time this post was originally published) has left and the head chef role has been taken over by Matt Waldron. I am going to … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Wright stuff! Wright’s Wine/Food Emporium, Cardiff City Centre

As readers of this blog will know, I am rather fond of a glass of wine. To me a glass or two of a good wine and a plate of … Continue reading

Apr 29, 2018 · Leave a 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

For that “special” dinner? Arbennig, Pontcanna, Cardiff – CLOSING END OF JUNE (25th) 2018.

The period post Christmas and into January is a difficult time for restaurants. A lot of people, having blown out over the Christmas period, tend to go into financial hibernation. … Continue reading

Jan 28, 2018 · 8 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

Back on track or off the rails? Riverside Cantonese

The Riverside Cantonese has been a Cardiff institution for as long as I can remember, having served customer from its Riverside (as in the area of Cardiff abutting the Taff … Continue reading

Oct 29, 2017 · 2 Comments