Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: French wine

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 Capers before the “circuit breaker” – St Ives Bay and beyond

As we are (at least here in Wales), back in our gilded cages with our lockdown/circuit breaker/fire break (always interesting to find out what items our lords and masters consider … Continue reading

Oct 25, 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

Can a can can or should they be canned? My first try of canned wines

When you think of wine you automatically think of a glass and/or bottle of it (well I do). Of an evening “Shall we open a bottle of red” or “I … Continue reading

Sep 27, 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

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

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 · 2 Comments

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