Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Pasta

Holy margherita – look at the price of that, man! Santa Maria, Cardiff City centre.

Pizza is one of the foods that Cardiff rather excels in and where Batman and Robin- esque (Adam West’s Batman and Burt Ward’s Robin – for those of my age) … Continue reading

Apr 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Titillation or torture of the taste buds? Grey, the Hilton hotel, Cardiff City Centre.

I have been told, not having read it or watched the movie, that 50 Shades of Grey was a bit shite (and the sequels are every bit as bad it … Continue reading

Jul 1, 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

“Llareggub” to write home about or “Taergydoolb”? Milkwood, Pontcanna, Cardiff.

The title is an ode to Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood” (if you are not a Thomas fan you will need to read the words in “speech marks” backwards), with … Continue reading

Sep 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Shopping centre chic? Ciliegino, St. David’s 2, Cardiff.

I tend to find the food offering in large scale shopping centres in the UK more than a little dispiriting.  Identikit chain restaurants offering mediocre food at anything but cheap … Continue reading

Aug 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Milk and four sugars – Milk & Sugar/Lleath & Siwgr at Y Hen Lyfrgell, Cardiff City Centre

The four sugars in the title to this post relates to the fact that Cardiff independent, Milk & Sugar, has recently expanded its empire to a fourth location (and not … Continue reading

Jul 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

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