Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Vinho verde

Dog, fish and sips – a week of food and drink in Cornwall – UPDATED

With Christmas and New Year’s Eve (the latter the most over hyped celebration of the year) out the way and the wet and windy month of January seemingly never ending, … Continue reading

Jan 12, 2020

Water’s the name, wine and so much more is the game – Uisce by Heaneys, Pontcanna, Cardiff. UPDATED: July 2019

Uisce (pronounced Ish-ka) is the new venture from Tommy Heaney, badged as a wine and coffee bar. As Uisce means water in Gaelic and it being a wine bar (a … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Philly – osopher’s cheesesteak ? The Alchemist, High Street, Cardiff

I sometimes think that on the High Streets of the UK (certainly in Cardiff) the cocktail bar has replaced the bookie or charity shop as the default new use for … Continue reading

Oct 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

Worthy of your hard earned dough? The Dough Thrower, Victoria Park, Cardiff.

The Dough Thrower, a new wood fired pizza place opposite Victoria Park, has been a long time coming. I have watched with interest the transformation of the previous incumbent (a … Continue reading

Jul 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Marvelous moules or a load of old boules? The Hashery, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed April 2018

Belgium is famous for a number of things eating wise (think waffles and french fries to name but two on the food front). When it comes to booze, it is … Continue reading

Jan 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

A port of call for all foodies – eating and drinking in Porto, Portugal.

As a wine lover, Porto and its port lodges (actually all the lodges are in Vila Nova de Gaia, with Porto itself north of the Douro river and Vila Nova … Continue reading

Aug 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

For cod’s hake where can I find a decent plaice? Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Victoria Park, Cardiff

Despite fish and chips being a national dish in the UK (when I was growing up in Somerset you could set your watch by where certain people would be in … Continue reading

Aug 14, 2016 · 2 Comments