Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: wine

Och aye the “veni-moo”! – Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia, London 

The talk of Cardiff recently was the merits of another burger joint, this time Bryon’s, coming to the city centre. Opinion seemed to be divided between “Oh God, not another burger … Continue reading

Apr 9, 2017 · 2 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

Faux or fantastico? I Giardini di Sorrento Restaurant, Roath, Cardiff 

There was an interesting piece a while back in La Repubblica, supporting concerns raised by famed (3 Michelin star) Italian chef Niko Romito, as to the bastardisation by the World outside of … Continue reading

Mar 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Vegging out at the weekend! Mangla’s Spice of Life, Victoria Park, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed

I am often accused by Mrs. SF of simply vegging out on the sofa at the weekends. It is a charge that is hard to deny, as after a long … Continue reading

Feb 26, 2017 · 5 Comments

¿Craving real Spanish food? Here’s how to get cured! Curado Bar, Cardiff, City Centre – Updated

Update : I have just been told by the people at Curado Bar that they will, from early March, be opening on Sundays. That is excellent new. I have an enduring … Continue reading

Feb 19, 2017 · 7 Comments

“Proper dog”  – a doggy friendly week in Porthleven, Southern Cornwall.

With a rather depressing January out the way, your main (Summer) holiday may be sorted but what about a UK break either side of the Summer?  At this time of … Continue reading

Feb 12, 2017 · 5 Comments

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

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

Bagging a bootylicious bargain? Duke of Wellington, Cardiff City Centre

Possibly a rather risqué title bearing in mind my play on words name for this blog and the Oxford Dictionary definition (frankly amazed there is one) of bootylicious, but in … Continue reading

Nov 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

You’re hired 👉!!! Apprentice showcase pizza night at the Early Bird Bakery, Cathays, Cardiff

An invitation to the launch event of what looked like a very worthy endeavour linked to showcasing the skills of apprentices at the Early Bird Bakery (which as per usual … Continue reading

Nov 13, 2016 · Leave a comment