Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Italian

Holy margherita – look at the price of that, man! Santa Maria, Cardiff City centre.

Pizza is one of the foods that Cardiff rather excels in and where Batman and Robin- esque (Adam West’s Batman and Burt Ward’s Robin – for those of my age) … Continue reading

Apr 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

An “affare” to remember? Sunday lunch at Porro, Llandaf, Cardiff

As the Italian speakers amongst you will know, “affare” means deal/bargain in Italian and this post refers to the seemingly rather good value Sunday lunch offer at Porro in Llandaf … Continue reading

Apr 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

You would have to be a loon not to love the food of Leyli Joon! Leyli Joon & Co. Supper Club pop up, Academy Espresso Bar , Barry.

I am a bit of a “bah humbug” when it comes to Christmas. As far as I am concerned there are 12 days of Christmas and that is it. Outside … Continue reading

Dec 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

A magical “Mystere” meal? The Annual Mystere Wine Club dinner at the Parkhouse Restaurant & Bar, Cardiff.

One of my vinous highlights of the year has been joining the Mystere Wine Club in Cardiff. This has led to me attending many a fine wine tasting during the … Continue reading

Dec 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Up market pizzas? Ffwrnes Pizza, Cardiff Central Market, Cardiff

A stalwart of the street food scene here in Wales, Ffwrnes (furnace in English) Pizza have made the translation to bricks and mortar with a set up in the increasingly … Continue reading

Aug 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Under “ground” coffee? Off Track Coffee Lounge, Jacobs Market, Cardiff

I love a decent cup of coffee and Cardiff has more than its fair share of independents which offer rather fine examples of the barista’s skills, including Uncommon Ground, Little … Continue reading

Mar 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

A meal out of a spaghetti western! Caffe Fragolino, Llandaff, Cardiff

I have always been a big fan of Italian food. To me it’s simplicity is one of its greatest strengths, with the use of a few top quality ingredients to … Continue reading

Feb 25, 2018 · Leave a comment