Yesterday the Observer carried an Associated Press article about the latest dining trend -- Blind Dining. This is when the customer eats a pre-prepared menu in pitch black. The whole idea is that you are not distracted by the sights of the restaurant and food, and the only things you experience are the taste, smell, and texture of the food.
But really, I just don't think this is for me. Though, I enjoy trying new foods and new experiences, I really like to see my food. It allows me to inspect the food: Was it prepared correctly? Was there any pride in the presentation? Did I get what I ordered? These are questions that I ask when I see the food. Heck, just looking at pictures of food can make my mouth water.
I get the reasoning behind the idea, and time will tell if it will actually catch on. But for me, at least for now, I'll take my food the ol' fashioned way -- with light.