Music is a quintessential part of the dining experience. Can you imagine going out on a dinner date and eating in silence? Shutter. What if it was a first date and you don’t have anything to talk about? That is the most mortifying situation my creative mind can muster. What if you had just gotten in a fight and you are trying to null the differences over a steak, but there is so much silence that the tension only increase?
The finest of fine dining could never exist without music, yet this area is so overlooked. It seems almost like an afterthought, like right before the door open, somebody is like oh yeah, what should we like put on?
Music is just as important for mood as is the interior design. Restaurant planners pay so much money for all types of mood enhancements and designer’s expert advice, but the music issue is hardly ever addressed. This is a niche that need to be filled, a profession that needs to be established. I see a restaurant future where there are dj’s to create and enhance the mood, where what you hear is as important as what you are eating and the curated wine list provided. Now this is a well rounded experience.