Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Portuguese wine

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

The “buy one get one free degrees” lunch offer at Zero Degrees, Cardiff.

Not many people under the age of say 40 will get the (not very good) joke in the title. For the young-uns, it refers to the US trio, the Three Degrees (apparently … Continue reading

Jul 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

A “novel” new lunchtime haunt – Amser cafe bar at Yr Hen Lygrell – updated June 2016 – updated August 2016 CLOSED Update –  September 2016 OPENING again .

Update September 2016 Seemingly open again from 9.9.2016. Not sure on what basis, but saw reference to platters by Canna Deli being on offer. Update – August 2016 Closing from 3rd August … Continue reading

Apr 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

For the last of the summer wines, go green with Vinho Verde – Wine review

With summer (dreadful as it has been) slipping away and the long slog to Christmas (I have already received loads of bumph re Christmas parties – when will we see … Continue reading

Aug 30, 2015 · 7 Comments

All a bit bizarre at Zanzibar lounge bar & kitchen

If you were being kind you could argue that the menus at Zanzibar lounge bar & kitchen are reflective of the multi culture nature of the island of Zanzibar and … Continue reading

Jan 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

Party wines for party times – lighter whites for the festive season

It has been a while since I did a post on wine, but with the festive season fast approaching (if you are a miserable bugger like me who thinks Christmas … Continue reading

Dec 21, 2014 · Leave a comment