I came across an interesting article today about music in restaurants. Not only does it interest me for the obvious reason that I'm into music, but I also happen to have a big interest in food. When my girlfriend and I have guests for dinner, I try to take a a few minutes to put together a playlist to create some atmosphere.
With the right mix of music, I find that meals can be much more enjoyable. "Shuffle" just doesn't cut it for that purpose. For one, I prefer to be somewhat relaxed when I eat, so I'd rather avoid the more "challenging" music I have around. Second, I tend to change the playlists depending on the guests. For parents, for example, I try to include classic favourites, while contemporary friends are more likely to hear a mix of new and old.
What do you listen to when you eat?
And yes, I know we've used that photo before. So sue me.