Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Portuguese wine

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

Worthy of your hard earned dough? The Dough Thrower, Victoria Park, Cardiff.

The Dough Thrower, a new wood fired pizza place opposite Victoria Park, has been a long time coming. I have watched with interest the transformation of the previous incumbent (a … Continue reading

Jul 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Star quality? Restaurant James Sommerin, Penarth.

I am not one to really celebrate my birthdays. The longer in the tooth (feel like I am approaching sabre tooth) I get, the more I tend to want to … Continue reading

Jul 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Marvelous moules or a load of old boules? The Hashery, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed April 2018

Belgium is famous for a number of things eating wise (think waffles and french fries to name but two on the food front). When it comes to booze, it is … Continue reading

Jan 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

My best soliciting (Flavours) of 2016 

Firstly Happy New Year – hope you are not nursing too much of a monster hangover. Well 2016 was a funny old year wasn’t it – who’d have thought a … Continue reading

Jan 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

A port of call for all foodies – eating and drinking in Porto, Portugal.

As a wine lover, Porto and its port lodges (actually all the lodges are in Vila Nova de Gaia, with Porto itself north of the Douro river and Vila Nova … Continue reading

Aug 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

For cod’s hake where can I find a decent plaice? Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Victoria Park, Cardiff

Despite fish and chips being a national dish in the UK (when I was growing up in Somerset you could set your watch by where certain people would be in … Continue reading

Aug 14, 2016 · 2 Comments