Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: wine mark up

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

Ivy league or lots of pet peeves? The Ivy, Cardiff City centre.

At the back end of 2019 there was seemingly (at least in some circles – not mine) much excitement as to the arrival of the Ivy in Cardiff (Wales Online … Continue reading

Mar 1, 2020

Getting all fired up for Sundays – Sunday lunch at Asador 44

I am a big fan of Asador 44 and the wider group it sits within. I have written a number of posts on the place (regarding their lunch, dinner and … Continue reading

Feb 9, 2020

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

Dinner with one of Italy’s true greats – Antinori dinner at Heaney’s Cardiff.

Readers of blog will know I take the seemingly unusual approach (not sure why it is so unusual) of commenting on both the food and the wine/drink (let’s be honest … Continue reading

Nov 10, 2019

Monday just became funday – £5 corkage on a Monday at Asador 44.

For many years I have used this blog to moan about the price of wine in UK restaurants (I do love a good moan and the blog is a rather … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2019 · 4 Comments

For that culinary cwtch – Nook, Victoria Park Cardiff.

From my home base in Llandaff, Victoria Park is a shortish walk. When I first moved to Llandaff (15 odd years ago), Vic. Park was a food desert with naught … Continue reading

Sep 29, 2019 · 5 Comments

The best tenner I may ever spend! The Plat du Jour at Wilsons, Bristol

Leading a wine tasting, in Bristol for the Jeroboam Club, on wines from Catalonia all the way down to Jumilla, I needed to be in Bristol early to decant the … Continue reading

Sep 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Little by nature, huge on flavour! The little french, Bristol.

A Napoleon complex is an overcompensation for being small, born of a little Frenchman who (if truth be told) did rather (over) compensate for his diminutive statute by way of … Continue reading

Sep 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Is the “New” World any different to the “Old” World? Le Monde, Cardiff City centre.

Le Monde has been going for what seems like an eternity, with it being the “in vogue” place (alongside its long deceased stable mate Champers) when I was at Uni … Continue reading

Aug 25, 2019 · 3 Comments