Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Importance of Ambiance

When fine dining, ambiance is of utmost importance. The flavor of the food is affected in subtle ways by everything from the lighting, to the shape of the dishes, the scents in the room to the service, the music and the surrounding sounds and sights. The ambiance can make or break the meal.

Case in point:
Peanut butter crackers and a cup of skim milk. The perfect meal (as far as Doodlebug is concerned). But, if the lighting is off, putting the meal in shadow, or shining too brightly, the flavor of the meal will be off.

If the scent of sizzling onions across the kitchen is too strong, the peanut butter will taste flat, the crackers stale, the milk old.

If the peanut butter is not spread just right, with the appropriate amount of enthusiasm, if the milk is poured without cheerful banter, it just won't taste right.

It must be perfect in order to be enjoyed fully! Let's try not to spoil a nice meal, shall we?


1 comment:

  1. The result of a lack of ambiance? "THESE DON'T TASTE RIGHT!!!"