Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: sweet wine

For that “special” dinner? Arbennig, Pontcanna, Cardiff – CLOSING END OF JUNE (25th) 2018.

The period post Christmas and into January is a difficult time for restaurants. A lot of people, having blown out over the Christmas period, tend to go into financial hibernation. … Continue reading

Jan 28, 2018 · 8 Comments

Food and drink done the “Wright” way! Wright’s Food Emporium, Llarnathney, Carmarthenshire.

Wright’s Food Emporium is somewhere I have been champing at the bit to visit for ages. Every report I have heard has been along the lines of ” You have … Continue reading

Nov 19, 2017 · 2 Comments

Nice place for a nice plaice – Rick Stein’s, Porthleven, Cornwall

When it comes to the TV, Rick Stein is one of those people who is seemingly always doing one programme or another (Mexico is his next BBC jolly apparently). Unlike … Continue reading

Jun 18, 2017 · 5 Comments

Raising the steaks in Cardiff! Asador 44, Cardiff City Centre – updated

As readers of the blog will know, I have an enduring love affair with all things Spanish. The marvellous people, the amazing food and the stunning wines all draw me … Continue reading

Mar 26, 2017 · 14 Comments

Long on flavours you’ll want to savour, but a little “whine” about the wine! Longhouse, Tumble, Cardiff –  UPDATE – CLOSED NOVEMBER 2017

I was a big fan of chef Lewis Dyer, when he was at the Heathcock in Llandaff, so when I heard he had moved on (sadly for Llandaff residents) to … Continue reading

Feb 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Absolutely “Brill”- Kota, Porthleven, Cornwall

A week in Cornwall coincided with a 13th wedding anniversary for me and Mrs. SF (Mrs. SF said it feels more like 130 years – that is a good thing … Continue reading

Dec 11, 2016 · 5 Comments

Sherry baby – a week of eating and drinking in Jerez, Spain

I absolutely love sherry. Not the insipid rubbish your Nan use to drink (the sweet British or Cypriot stuff that can no longer legally- thanks to the EU – be … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 8 Comments

A tale of two cities – eating out in Budapest

Mrs. SF and I tend to go away for the first week of December for our Anniversary. Mrs. SF likes Christmas markets and I like to stuff my face. We … Continue reading

Dec 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

You can’t beat a bit of bully – Bully’s, Cardiff – restaurant review.

Regular readers of the blog will know one of my mission with the blog is to highlight what I see as the inequity of mark ups on wine applied by … Continue reading

Jul 19, 2015 · 1 Comment