We all have heard about food and wine pairings – even cheese pairings. However, the culinary world is advancing and experimenting as we speak, continuously creating new ways to rediscover our senses. Here we are already at the point – the senses. All we experience is via our senses. Why does fine dining focus on the plating as well as taste and small? Simply because you eat with your eyes first.
Food is a sensual experience and therefore should be experienced as one. Have you ever heard of chocolate and whisky pairing? There are more senses to played around with. Your ears are just as sensitive to your emotions than any other sense. When dining in a fine establishment, one can music in the background. However, the musical component is often neglected. How about food-music pairing?
Bon Vivant has partnered with Spotify and created a set of playlists that fit your dinner. If you have a Brazilian or Portuguese themed dinner than you should opt for some Bossa Nova Jazz. The launch of the collaboration is celebrated with a giveaway of Spotify Premium Accounts. Take part in the giveaway and stand the chance to win one of these premium accounts worth S$9.90/month.
Bon Vivant’s Spotify account (Bonvivantsg) offers playlists for every occasion – be a Italian BBQ party or chilled evening with red wine. Do not miss this fantastic opportunity to listen to your favourite music commercial free for three months.
Music for your Ears and Mouth
It is nothing new that the power of music can transform us and transport us into a specific mood. Many professional athletes often listen to specific kind of music right before a competition, as it puts them into ‘the zone’. We all do the same – be it to be happy, to get ready for a party or to chill in the evening. If you are planning a Spanish dinner with your friends, wanting to recreate a culinary travel, you are probably not going to put on some techno music. You probably want something suitable for your dinner, right?
Music is not just food for your ears, but can also enhance the taste of something. Studies have shown that some food will taste better with the right music than without it. In the past private chefs have worked together with sommeliers, and they still will, to create a very special combination of drinks and foods. However, that isn’t the end of it. Taking it a level further, chefs will start to work with professional musicians and music producers.
Opening New Possibilities
The study of fine dining has showed us that certain food will taste better on certain plates. For example, a pink strawberry dessert will taste sweeter on a white round plate than a black square one. There might not be a particular logic to it, but it works. Adding music to the mix, this multi-sensory experience opens up new possibilities in the culinary experience.