Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Rioja

Saint or sinner? Santiago’s Tapas bar & Restaurant, Cardiff

Santiago is Spanish for Saint James. So a place, on the site of Truffles (an establishment that had been operating in Cardiff ever since I can remember and I have … Continue reading

Feb 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rockin Rioja! Mystere Wine Club tasting of Rioja wines from 2001 onwards

Readers of the blog will know I am a Rioja nut. It was my first love wine wise (a La Rioja Alta – Vina Ardanza being one of the wine … Continue reading

Jan 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

My best Soliciting (Flavours) of 2018

So yet another year whizzes past at break neck speed. On the food and drink front it has been a good year (bit shite otherwise – glad to see the … Continue reading

Dec 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Still hitting the bullseye? Sunday lunch at Bully’s Cardiff.

With all the (warranted) hype (including from your’s truly) regarding the rash of new places in the West of Cardiff (Heaney’s, the Heathcock and, the slightly more long in the … Continue reading

Dec 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hooray for Heaney’s – so is this a great British menu? Heaney’s, Pontcanna, Cardiff.

This post relates to a soft opening event at which the food prices were 50% of the standard prices (booze was full price). Whilst undoubtedly paying half price for food … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

Hop across to Gros, amble over to El Antiguo and saunter up to Centro for your pintxo fix in Donostia San Sebasti├ín

After my post the other week on the rather fine Curado Bar “half price on Mondays” pintxos offer, this week’s post seemed an opportune time to look again at the … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2018 · Leave a comment