Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: meatballs

Cornish Capers before the “circuit breaker” – St Ives Bay and beyond

As we are (at least here in Wales), back in our gilded cages with our lockdown/circuit breaker/fire break (always interesting to find out what items our lords and masters consider … Continue reading

Oct 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Persian pick me up – Taste of Persia

Following a fabulous “Cook at home” feast from Leyli Joon & Co. at the beginning of lockdown, I have developed quite a taste for Persian food. As a result an … Continue reading

Jun 14, 2020 · 3 Comments

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

Saint or sinner? Santiago’s Tapas bar & Restaurant, Cardiff

Santiago is Spanish for Saint James. So a place, on the site of Truffles (an establishment that had been operating in Cardiff ever since I can remember and I have … Continue reading

Feb 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Working up an appetite. The “worker lunch” at Steen the Chef, Cardiff City Centre

I am always on the look out for bargain lunch time offers in Cardiff. This have the dual benefit of getting me off my arse and out of the office … Continue reading

Sep 23, 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

Feed your face for a fiver! Sit down lunch time bargains in Cardiff City centre.

After Christmas money tends to be tight, with the blow out over and pay day still some way off. Many of us feel, in January, the need to pinch the … Continue reading

Jan 21, 2018 · 4 Comments

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

One of Cardiff’s hot new coffee shops? 200 Degrees, Cardiff City CentreĀ 

The growth of the coffee shop culture on the UK high street is nothing short of a phenomena. A report, earlier this year, suggested that the combined turnover of coffee shops … Continue reading

Sep 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Don’t judge a “libro” by its cover – Calabrisella, Canton, Cardiff

Restaurants come in all shapes and sizes and as a general rule the swankier the exterior and interior the higher the expectations in terms of the food on offer (and … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · 4 Comments