Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Spain

Back in the game! First post lockdown meal out – at the Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

One of the things I have really missed since lockdown started in 54 bc (back when Julius Ceasar first invaded Britain – slight exaggeration, but sometimes it feels that long … Continue reading

Jul 26, 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

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

Lockdown living – soliciting supplies from the comfort of my own home

At the moment the last thing I want to do is go to a supermarket. It is a mind numbing experience at the best of times and at the moment … Continue reading

Apr 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

Rioja Royalty – a tasting of the wines of Bodegas Muga at the Jeroboam Club, Bristol.

Another wine post, which I am sure you are all overjoyed (suppress that yawn J) about! This one makes it 3 wine posts in a little over 2 months (only … Continue reading

Mar 7, 2020

Template tempranillo? A tasting of the Ribera del Duero wines of Alejandro Fernández

Most people when they think of tempranillo automatically default to the Rioja wine region in Spain and it is fair to say it remains a bastion of that grape and a … Continue reading

Feb 23, 2020

When a meal done well is far from well done – Steak frites night at Paysan, Bloc, Victoria Park, Cardiff

I suspect, even with “plant based” stuff being so achingly on trend, many people (certainly in the UK) if asked what they would opt for as their death row meal … Continue reading

Feb 16, 2020

Getting all fired up for Sundays – Sunday lunch at Asador 44

I am a big fan of Asador 44 and the wider group it sits within. I have written a number of posts on the place (regarding their lunch, dinner and … Continue reading

Feb 9, 2020

Monday just became funday – £5 corkage on a Monday at Asador 44.

For many years I have used this blog to moan about the price of wine in UK restaurants (I do love a good moan and the blog is a rather … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2019 · 4 Comments