Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: French wine

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 · 9 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

Home and (a take) away- Mr. Croquewich Bistrot Home Delivery.

Generally I am not a big takeaway eater. If we are at home Mrs. SF and I tend to cook from scratch (Mrs. SF in the week, with me taking … Continue reading

Apr 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

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

In the pink? Honest Burgers, Cardiff City Centre

I have always been a fan of Honest Burgers, having blogged about one of their London outlets way back in 2014 (in the early days of the blog) and the … Continue reading

Sep 8, 2019 · 2 Comments

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

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

A wine drinkers’ delight? Fly by Night, Cardiff City Centre.

The proliferation of Cardiff’s cocktail bar scene seemingly continues apace with the Botanist the next one due to open shortly. I must admit that I find the economics of this … Continue reading

Aug 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Was I coco – nuts about this place? The Coconut Tree, Cardiff, City Centre

Having never been to Sri Lanka (but people I know who have been have loved it – lovely people, beautiful scenery and great food it seems), I was very curious … Continue reading

Jul 14, 2019 · Leave a comment