Soliciting Flavours

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

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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

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

Can a can can or should they be canned? My first try of canned wines

When you think of wine you automatically think of a glass and/or bottle of it (well I do). Of an evening “Shall we open a bottle of red” or “I … Continue reading

Sep 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sometimes it is the little things – Little Kitchen CF3, Cardiff

I was approached by the lady who has set up the Little Kitchen CF3 , a Cardiff based home cooked meal delivery service, with a view to a “comp’d three … Continue reading

Sep 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

A legend of the Levant! Chateau Musar tasting with the Mystere Wine Club

There are few producers that define a Country wine wise – wines so synonymous with a region that they almost become one in the same. TheĀ  hoover and vacuum cleaners … Continue reading

Sep 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

Taking time out for a long(a) lunch/brunch break? Longa Turkish Cafe, Cardif.

Turkey is, perhaps somewhat unfairly, not particularly famed for its cuisine. Ask 100 peopleĀ to list the great cuisines of the world and (outside Turkey) I doubt very much many (if … Continue reading

Aug 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

PX perfection – Montilla Moriles Virtual tasting with Curado Bar and Montilla Moriles Wines UK

One of the unexpected joys of lockdown has been the explosion of online wine tasting. As an old stick in the mud technophobe (I emanate an electromagnetic field that disrupt … Continue reading

Aug 23, 2020 · Leave a comment