Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: seafood

Cornish Capers before the “circuit breaker” – St Ives Bay and beyond

As we are (at least here in Wales), back in our gilded cages with our lockdown/circuit breaker/fire break (always interesting to find out what items our lords and masters consider … Continue reading

Oct 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cornish Canine Capers – Part I, Padstow and surrounds.

Mrs. SF, I and the dogs’ annual pilgrimage to Cornwall led us to a new part of the County this year with a week in Padstow (this part one) and … Continue reading

Oct 11, 2020 · 1 Comment

Back at the charcoal face – a welcome return to a revamped Asador 44 in Cardiff.

Many of you may be thinking “Hasn’t this place already featured on this blog (on more than one occasion) before?” and you would be absolutely right. To me, however, the … Continue reading

Oct 4, 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 · 7 Comments

On the day of rest, why not take out one of Cardiff’s best? Heaney’s “order out” Sunday lunch

I have been a big fan of Heaney’s  ever since it opened back in 2018. I have had many a lovely meal there and along with the Heathcock it is … Continue reading

May 10, 2020 · 3 Comments

Ivy league or lots of pet peeves? The Ivy, Cardiff City centre.

At the back end of 2019 there was seemingly (at least in some circles – not mine) much excitement as to the arrival of the Ivy in Cardiff (Wales Online … Continue reading

Mar 1, 2020

My best soliciting (flavours) of 2019

On the food and drink front it has been another good year. Despite not going to my beloved Spain and, in particular, Pais Vasco (my food heaven) this year (or … Continue reading

Dec 29, 2019

Dinner with one of Italy’s true greats – Antinori dinner at Heaney’s Cardiff.

Readers of blog will know I take the seemingly unusual approach (not sure why it is so unusual) of commenting on both the food and the wine/drink (let’s be honest … Continue reading

Nov 10, 2019

Little by nature, huge on flavour! The little french, Bristol.

A Napoleon complex is an overcompensation for being small, born of a little Frenchman who (if truth be told) did rather (over) compensate for his diminutive statute by way of … Continue reading

Sep 1, 2019 · 1 Comment