Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: review

Dipping it’s toe back in the water, French style – Milkwood’s take away menu.

Milkwood in Pontcanna was (after an initial burst of takeaway activity) dormant for most of lockdown, but in a very welcome sign of things slowly (oh so slowly) getting back … Continue reading

Aug 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

The wonder of Welsh wine- a tasting of various vinous delights Cymru has to offer during #Welshwineweek.

Wales and wine is not, perhaps, two words that a lot of people would put together, but it is fair to say that Welsh wine has come on in leaps … Continue reading

Aug 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ruling the “cooped up” roost? Mr. Croquewich’s fried chicken shop.

There have been many, many sh*te things to moan about in terms of lockdown and all being cooped up inside with no place to go, not least the likely dreadful … Continue reading

Jul 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

From one bridge to another- Thomas by Tom Simmons, Pontcanna, Cardiff

Welsh chef Tom Simmons’ first restaurant is located at Tower Bridge in London and he has now crossed the Bridge (the Severn) to open a second restaurant this time in … Continue reading

Jul 12, 2020

Quaran-dining! Chef Vous – dine at home service

With the bars and restaurants still shut (there is, it appears, light at the end of the tunnel come the 13th July hopefully – it may be too little too … Continue reading

Jul 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

Persian pick me up – Taste of Persia

Following a fabulous “Cook at home” feast from Leyli Joon & Co. at the beginning of lockdown, I have developed quite a taste for Persian food. As a result an … Continue reading

Jun 14, 2020 · 3 Comments

Keeping it sweet, with another lockdown treat – Mystere Club virtual tasting of Chateau Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Last week’s post on Cleverchefs was one of my most popular ever on the blog (funny that as it didn’t get much traction on Twitter – not entirely sure how … Continue reading

Jun 7, 2020 · 3 Comments

The roast with the most? Cleverchefs, Cardiff

Readers of the blog we know of my love of a Sunday roast, with multiple  post in that subject having featured on the blog. In Cardiff, we are blessed on … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 3 Comments

Drinking sherry in the raw! Tio Pepe en rama 2020

Owen Morgan of Bar 44 and Asador 44 very kindly provided the half  bottles of  the Tio Pepe en Rama 2020 and the nibbles free of charge to all participants … Continue reading

May 24, 2020 · 2 Comments

“Holy ribbed for your pleasure” Batman! Kapow Ribs home delivery.

As lockdown goes on and on and on and the days meld into one long homogenious unit, who knew the routine of work would be so gratefully received, I look … Continue reading

May 17, 2020 · 1 Comment