Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Gonzalez Byass

From one bridge to another- Thomas by Tom Simmons, Pontcanna, Cardiff

Welsh chef Tom Simmons’ first restaurant is located at Tower Bridge in London and he has now crossed the Bridge (the Severn) to open a second restaurant this time in … Continue reading

Jul 12, 2020

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

Drinking sherry in the raw! Tio Pepe en rama 2020

Owen Morgan of Bar 44 and Asador 44 very kindly provided the half  bottles of  the Tio Pepe en Rama 2020 and the nibbles free of charge to all participants … Continue reading

May 24, 2020 · 3 Comments

Now that’s what I call “Sunday” Service – a twist on Sunday lunch at Bar 44

This blogging lark can be hard work. For some reason (touch of OCD perhaps, but if it is it certainly doesn’t cross over into any other aspect of my life … Continue reading

Apr 28, 2019 · 3 Comments

My best Soliciting (Flavours) of 2018

So yet another year whizzes past at break neck speed. On the food and drink front it has been a good year (bit shite otherwise – glad to see the … Continue reading

Dec 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

This “year” sherry is really racey stuff! The Sherry TT for International Sherry Week.

The sherries for this tasting were very kindly provided free of charge (including delivery cost) by the Sherry Notes blog in conjunction with the Consejo Regulator of the Jerez DO … Continue reading

Oct 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Heat and eats in tapas town – a few days stuffing my face in Sevilla, Spain.

With Christmas and New Year out the way many people’s thoughts turn to where to go on holiday (with us all getting bombarded by incessant holiday adverts on the TV … Continue reading

Jan 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Star quality? Restaurant James Sommerin, Penarth.

I am not one to really celebrate my birthdays. The longer in the tooth (feel like I am approaching sabre tooth) I get, the more I tend to want to … Continue reading

Jul 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

“The fantastic “flor” – Manzanilla and Fino tasting 

I have always been a fan of sherry, which I regard as one of the great white wines of the World and certainly one that currently offers one of the … Continue reading

Jul 24, 2016 · 2 Comments