Soliciting Flavours

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

Beets an ordinary burger? Got No Beef, Cardiff City centre.

January is the month of New Year’s resolutions. People join up to a gym (then after Jan. never go back), give up booze with Dryanuary (after probably drinking themselves silly … Continue reading

Jan 5, 2020

My best soliciting (flavours) of 2019

On the food and drink front it has been another good year. Despite not going to my beloved Spain and, in particular, Pais Vasco (my food heaven) this year (or … Continue reading

Dec 29, 2019

Take heart, liver little and give this place a go(nad)! Dark, Cardiff City Centre

Whilst nose to tail eating is increasingly in vogue these day (gawd bless Fergus Henderson and his St John’s Restaurant for having blazed the trail in bringing this sort of … Continue reading

Dec 22, 2019

Liquid gold from these Niners? 2009 Claret tasting at the Mystere Wine Club, Cardiff.

The beauty of being a member of a wine tasting club is the ability to taste wines that you would not otherwise tend to buy. An opportunity to dip the … Continue reading

Dec 15, 2019

Far from a Greek tragedy? Souvlike, Cardiff City Centre.

When Sticky Fingers moved out of the Brewery Quarter, upping sticks to Roath, the area around Caroline Street in Cardiff City centre became a lot less interesting to me of … Continue reading

Dec 8, 2019

The wanderers sets down roots – Nomad Kitchen at Kongs, Cardiff.

I was rather sad when Burger Theory ended their residency at Kongs and doubly sad when they failed to find appropriate premises to operate on a standalone basis in Cardiff … Continue reading

Dec 1, 2019

Franks so much for lunch! Franks, Cardiff Central Market

The hot dog is one of the true greats of the fast food world. I am not referring here to the sorry, soggy, members (made of gawd knows what) that … Continue reading

Nov 24, 2019

Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Eggslut, Notting Hill, London.

I am a big fan of the humble egg, with it being one of nature’s most versatile (fast) foods. You can do so many things with it to make a … Continue reading

Nov 17, 2019

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

It’s good to “B” back! 3B’s Cafe, Cardiff City Centre

I was rather sad when the original 3 B’s cafe closed late last year, with it being probably my favourite place for cheap but very good Indian food in Cardiff … Continue reading

Nov 3, 2019