Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Rosé

Shopping centre chic? Ciliegino, St. David’s 2, Cardiff.

I tend to find the food offering in large scale shopping centres in the UK more than a little dispiriting. Identikit chain restaurants offering mediocre food at anything but cheap … Continue reading

Aug 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

A real catch or one to throw back? Seafood Shack, Cardiff. UPDATE – closed until further notice due to a “cyber attack”!? – 30/12/2017

UPDATE : The plot thickens as to the closure of this place based on a recent (17/1/18) BBC article. Despite being on the coast, Cardiff is surprisingly bereft of places specialising … Continue reading

Jul 9, 2017 · 4 Comments

Coming up rosés? Rosé wine review

With Summer having official started as of the beginning of June – cue the Sun disappearing and the rain so missing in the Spring returning with avengeance – Mrs.SF and … Continue reading

Jun 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sit down supper in San Sebastian – Bodegon Alejandro.

Donostia San Sebastian is one of my favourite places in the world. The pintxos culture, where you bar hop from one delicious morsel to another (with very decent and cheap booze) in … Continue reading

Apr 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Vegging out at the weekend! Mangla’s Spice of Life, Victoria Park, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed

I am often accused by Mrs. SF of simply vegging out on the sofa at the weekends. It is a charge that is hard to deny, as after a long … Continue reading

Feb 26, 2017 · 5 Comments

Going the whole …… Nine Yards, Italian cafe bar, Cardiff. UPDATE : closed

I have watched with interest the transformation of the ground floor of the Bunkhouse on St. Mary Street in Cardiff into the intriguing mix of an Italian bakery, come deli, … Continue reading

Jul 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Cocina Latina – Mi Tierra at Parc Deli, Victoria Park, Cardiff. UPDATE: they are no longer doing this Mexican nights.

Like a luchador (Mexican wrestler) from Lucha Libre, the Parc Deli (in Victoria Park, Cardiff) towards the end of each week (Thursday to Saturday evenings) sheds its daytime sandwich shop … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · 2 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

Bravo for no corkage charge at Cafe Brava, Cardiff, but.. – Restaurant Review

On the basis that Summer (mighty fine as it has been) seemed to have ended come August therefore limiting my chances of firing up the BBQ, Mrs. SF and I … Continue reading

Aug 17, 2014 · 10 Comments