Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Vinho verde

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

A “novel” new lunchtime haunt – Amser cafe bar at Yr Hen Lygrell – updated June 2016 – updated August 2016 CLOSED Update – ┬áSeptember 2016 OPENING again .

Update September 2016 Seemingly open again from 9.9.2016. Not sure on what basis, but saw reference to platters by Canna Deli being on offer. Update – August 2016 Closing from 3rd August … Continue reading

Apr 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

For the last of the summer wines, go green with Vinho Verde – Wine review

With summer (dreadful as it has been) slipping away and the long slog to Christmas (I have already received loads of bumph re Christmas parties – when will we see … Continue reading

Aug 30, 2015 · 7 Comments