Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Godello

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

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

The cream of Bristol sherry bars? Bar 44, Bristol.

Bristol is often seen as more of a foodie town than Cardiff (with Jay Rayner being rather scathing as to the relative gastronomic charms of the two cities – very … Continue reading

Sep 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tell me why I don’t like Mondays!! Half price pintxos on Mondays at Curado bar, Cardiff City Centre

If you are like me, Monday mornings can be a bit traumatic. A busy week in work beckons and I usually seriously don’t want to get out of bed. I … Continue reading

Aug 19, 2018 · 4 Comments

The art of the Steak – Casa Rufo, Bilbao, Spain

After a week of gorging ourselves on pintxos in Donostia San Sebastian and Bilbao, Mrs. SF, my sister, her husband and I fancied something more substantial in the form of … Continue reading

Apr 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Sit down supper in San Sebastian – Bodegon Alejandro.

Donostia San Sebastian is one of my favourite places in the world. The pintxos culture, where you bar hop from one delicious morsel to another (with very decent and cheap booze) in … Continue reading

Apr 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

A wine lover’s paradise – Rekondo, Donostia San Sebastian

Donostia San Sebastian really has it all. Great beaches, fantastic food and lovely (food obsessed) people (oh and oodles of shoe shops – if that is your thing). It is … Continue reading

Nov 22, 2015 · 7 Comments

Back on the pintxos – dining on the hoof (well trotter actually) in Donostia San Sebastian

As readers of the blog will know I have an enduring love of Pais Vasco (the Basque Country) and, in particular, Donostia San Sebastian (foodie heaven on earth if there … Continue reading

Nov 15, 2015 · 7 Comments

Raising the bar – Bar 44, Cardiff

With my life long love affair with all things Iberian, I was beside myself with excitement at the news that the wonderful Penarth and Cowbridge based Bar 44 was finally … Continue reading

Jun 28, 2015 · 11 Comments