Soliciting Flavours

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

No beef with there being no beef! Ruin Cafe Bar, Cardiff.

Readers of the blog will know that I am at best an omnivore and at worst a voracious carnivore. I can’t help it, I love eating (good quality) meat. Despite … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nivaala night – Indian “tapas” at the Purple Poppadom, Canton, Cardiff

The rise of small plate dining continues apace, with it having jumped across many a culinary divide from its, arguable, origins in the Iberian Peninsula (with tapas, pintxos and petiscos), … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Love at first bite? Hawksmoor, Guildhall London.

A late afternoon meeting in my firm’s office in the City (Square Mile, London that is) gave me the opportunity to continue my examination of the burgers that the capital … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

A hidden gem or best left forgotten? Barley & Rye, Cardiff city centre (UPDATE: now closed it seems – June 2018)

Some places you simply forget about. Eons back I was invited to the launch of Barley & Rye in Cardiff which, regrettably (as per seemingly usual) I couldn’t make. On … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Very moorish stuff! A few days of eating and drinking in Córdoba Province, Spain.

Córdoba (in southern Spain – about an hour on a fast train from Malaga) has been on my must visit list for many a year (as I slowly tick off … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

A big hand for the Big Moose Coffee Co., Cardiff city centre.

Talk is cheap (this is a bit rich coming from a lawyer mind), with many people professing to care/being outraged about stuff but only really talk/tweet about it (I am … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

A touch of Frost. Park House Restaurant & Bar, Cardiff City Centre

Declaration: I didn’t have to pay for the food, which was provided free of charge (I did pay for the booze and paid a tip based on what it would … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment