Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Spanish wine

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

Dining in pastures anew – Pasture, Cardiff City Centre.

I am an unashamed carnivore and love a decent bit of red meat. Few things (food wise) are more satisfying to me than a bit of dry aged quality beef … Continue reading

Oct 18, 2020

V for Vermuteria – Vermut, Cardiff City centre

As I hispanophile, I have a love of the hole in the wall bars that are typical of many a Spanish town and city. These are the sorts of places … Continue reading

Sep 13, 2020

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 · 1 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 · 3 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

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