Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Monastrell

When a meal done well is far from well done – Steak frites night at Paysan, Bloc, Victoria Park, Cardiff

I suspect, even with “plant based” stuff being so achingly on trend, many people (certainly in the UK) if asked what they would opt for as their death row meal … Continue reading

Feb 16, 2020

Getting all fired up for Sundays – Sunday lunch at Asador 44

I am a big fan of Asador 44 and the wider group it sits within. I have written a number of posts on the place (regarding their lunch, dinner and … Continue reading

Feb 9, 2020

A wine drinkers’ delight? Fly by Night, Cardiff City Centre.

The proliferation of Cardiff’s cocktail bar scene seemingly continues apace with the Botanist the next one due to open shortly. I must admit that I find the economics of this … Continue reading

Aug 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Small plates, Plat(s) Paysan – New Paysan Food offering at Bloc Coffee on a Saturday.

I have blogged about the Friday night “fixed price” menu offering from Paysan Food at Bloc Coffee in Victoria Park (Cardiff’s place to be with John Cook – Ember, Dirt, … Continue reading

Jun 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

Not your “bog” standard coffee shop fare! Friday nights at Bloc, Victoria Park, Cardiff

I am always impressed by people who are prepared to take a calculated risk and they say you must speculate to accumulate (an adage that the risk averse lawyer in … Continue reading

Mar 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

Fab(ada) new lunch time menu at Asador 44, Cardiff.

This post was intended to be a shorter than usual post (I know, don’t fall off your collective chairs), as it is a re-look at a place I have blogged … Continue reading

Feb 3, 2019 · 8 Comments

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