Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: La Rioja Alta

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

Basque-ing in the meat!! Goizeko Izarra el txuletón de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.

After nigh on a week of gorging on pintxos and Michelin Star dainties in glorious Donostia San Sebastian (please let me win the lottery so I can buy a house … Continue reading

Jul 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Which 01 is número uno? A tasting of reserva and gran reserva wines from the glorious 2001 Rioja vintage.

Regular reader of the blog will know I am rather partial to a glass of vino and my first love (wine wise – think otherwise it was a blonde when … Continue reading

Feb 4, 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

My best Soliciting (Flavours) of 2017

It is that time of the year again when the excesses of Christmas have passed and we have the ginormous anti-climax that is New Year’s Eve to (not) look forward … Continue reading

Dec 31, 2017 · 3 Comments

Guess who’s back! The return of the Philharmonic, Cardiff City centre.

I have lived in Cardiff for more years than I care to remember and for a big chunk of those years the Philharmonic (aka the Philly) was pretty much a … Continue reading

Aug 20, 2017 · 3 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