Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: palo cortado

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a 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 · Leave a comment

Very moorish stuff! A few days of eating and drinking in Córdoba Province, Spain.

Córdoba (in southern Spain – about an hour on a fast train from Malaga) has been on my must visit list for many a year (as I slowly tick off … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Wot comes out of Africa!? Blue Nile restaurant, Birmingham

I like to think I am pretty well versed in the cuisines of the World, having travelled a bit. A region, however, I have had very little exposure to on … Continue reading

Feb 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

The “quay” to finding Mumbai street eats. Gourmet Guru, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff.

Despite many a stated intent, I never got to Pronto Pizza down at Mermaid Quay before it made its move up into the City centre (now remedied by a visit to their … Continue reading

Nov 5, 2017 · 3 Comments