Soliciting Flavours

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

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Ivy league or lots of pet peeves? The Ivy, Cardiff City centre.

At the back end of 2019 there was seemingly (at least in some circles – not mine) much excitement as to the arrival of the Ivy in Cardiff (Wales Online … Continue reading

Mar 1, 2020

Water’s the name, wine and so much more is the game – Uisce by Heaneys, Pontcanna, Cardiff. UPDATED: July 2019

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 · 1 Comment

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

A fishy tale – the Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn Cornwall.

With Sterling on its arse at the time and the weather this year in the UK rather fine, Mrs. SF and I decided on an autumn break (end of Sept/start … Continue reading

Nov 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

This bird has really upping the food “game” in Llandaff! The all new Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

As a resident of Llandaff in Cardiff, I was beyond happy when I found out that the people behind the highly acclaimed Hare and Hounds pub in Aberthin (very much … Continue reading

Nov 11, 2018 · 5 Comments

A meal that really cuts the mustard? Richard Bainbridge guest chef dinner at Heaney’s Cardiff

This is a second post from me on Heaney’s since it opened in October, but the start of the guest chef’s dinners seemed to me to be worthy of another … Continue reading

Nov 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

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

Iberian imbides – eight alternative summer sundowners

The sundowner is that rather British of drinks, partaken as the sun (that thing we have been seeing unusually often – thankfully – so far this summer) starts to drop … Continue reading

Jul 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

A touch of Frost. Park House Restaurant & Bar, Cardiff City Centre UPDATE: Sept 2018.

Update: Andrew Frost (head chef at time this post was originally published) has left and the head chef role has been taken over by Matt Waldron. I am going to … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment