Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Italian wine

Water’s the name, wine and so much more is the game – Uisce by Heaneys, Pontcanna, Cardiff

Uisce (pronounced Ish-ka) is the new venture from Tommy Heaney, badged as a wine and coffee bar. As Uisce means water in Gaelic and it being a wine bar (a … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Fixed price, very nice? Mid week lunch at Heaney’s Cardiff

I am a big fan of a fixed price lunch menu, which (at its best) offers the opportunity of eating at some of the best places without breaking the bank … Continue reading

Mar 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

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 · Leave a 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