Soliciting Flavours

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

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An Easter egg coffee – Hanoi 1991, Cardiff City centre.

Since visiting Vietnam nigh on 15 year ago (God is it that long), I have had a enduring love affair with the cuisine of that fascinating country (still have nightmares … Continue reading

Apr 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Superior sarnies, salads and soups? Sage Deli, Cardiff Market

Cardiff Market’s transformation on the food front continues apace. With the likes of Cheese Pantry, Ffwrme and Milgi Market (in the new vanguard) and the more traditional Bull Terrier and … Continue reading

Feb 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

It’s chilli up North – Salkaara, Llandaf North, Cardiff.

Since the demise of Dill Jeera, in Llandaf North, I have been lacking an easily accessible “go to” eat in and takeaway Indian. I was rather enamoured with the food … Continue reading

Feb 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finger lickin or slim pickins? Slim Chickens, St. David’s 2, Cardiff

When it is done properly fast food is an utter joy, but when it is done badly it is the devil’s own work. The difference between really good food and … Continue reading

Jan 6, 2019 · 4 Comments

Finger lickin food? Sticky Fingers Street Food, Brewery Quarter, Cardiff. UPDATE : May 2019 UPDATE: August 2019

Update: They have moved from the Brewery Quarter to a site at the top of Richmond Road (City Road end – where the Varsity use to be). Great if you … Continue reading

Nov 18, 2018 · 6 Comments

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 · 1 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 · 1 Comment