Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Mencia

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

Hop across to Gros, amble over to El Antiguo and saunter up to Centro for your pintxo fix in Donostia San Sebastián

After my post the other week on the rather fine Curado Bar “half price on Mondays” pintxos offer, this week’s post seemed an opportune time to look again at the … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tell me why I don’t like Mondays!! Half price pintxos on Mondays at Curado bar, Cardiff City Centre

If you are like me, Monday mornings can be a bit traumatic. A busy week in work beckons and I usually seriously don’t want to get out of bed. I … Continue reading

Aug 19, 2018 · 4 Comments

A “dining” room with a view – Mirador de Ulia, Donostia San Sebastián, Spain

For food and wine lover like myself and Mrs. SF, Donostia San Sebastián has pretty much the full package. Whilst the fabulous pintxos bars are the main draw for me … Continue reading

Jul 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

Fast as well as Basque!! New “Express Lunch” menu at Curado Bar, Cardiff city centre. UPDATED: June 2018

I am a big fan of Curado Bar in Cardiff. It, along with Bar 44 and Asador 44, addresses admirably my addiction to pretty much all things Spanish on the … Continue reading

Mar 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

For that “special” dinner? Arbennig, Pontcanna, Cardiff – CLOSING END OF JUNE (25th) 2018.

The period post Christmas and into January is a difficult time for restaurants. A lot of people, having blown out over the Christmas period, tend to go into financial hibernation. … Continue reading

Jan 28, 2018 · 8 Comments