Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Marks & Spencers

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

Sen-sational value! Sen BBQ, Canton, Cardiff.

The kebab and, in particular, the doner is a much maligned beast. People, quite rightly in some cases, view the rotating elephant’s foot with suspicion. “What meat does it really … Continue reading

Oct 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

For cod’s hake where can I find a decent plaice? Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Victoria Park, Cardiff

Despite fish and chips being a national dish in the UK (when I was growing up in Somerset you could set your watch by where certain people would be in … Continue reading

Aug 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Move over “sweetie” – Hungarian Wine review.

At times like this, the only answer is to open a bottle of wine so after somewhat of a hiatus the blog this week looks at wine again. Hungary is … Continue reading

Jun 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Party wines for party times – lighter whites for the festive season

It has been a while since I did a post on wine, but with the festive season fast approaching (if you are a miserable bugger like me who thinks Christmas … Continue reading

Dec 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

World Cup final rerun – Germany -v- Argentina and it’s wine this time.

I am not a great fan of football (rugby union being my spectator sport of choice), so didn’t really pay much attention to the Word Cup. I did have a … Continue reading

Jul 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Singing the praises of Sherry – seriously good wines for a song

Sherry has had a somewhat unenviable and entirely mistaken reputation, in the UK at least (the Spanish know better), of being rubbish sweet wine drunk only by old ladies. I … Continue reading

Apr 13, 2014 · 2 Comments