Like No Music You’d Heard Before

You enter the restaurant and are plunged into the ambiance, all senses stimulated at the same time.

The look of the place, the smell, the visual textures, the temperature … but the music — the melody heavy with mood — takes you somewhere, and a story plays in your head — one about lovers and secrets.

The music is designed to leave a mark, or at least a favorable first impression.

It’s trendy, it’s new, and it makes you wonder if the designers spent any time worrying about the cooks or the menu. The food probably tastes like cardboard. There is too much ambiance for the food to matter.

It takes you a moment to realize you are surrounded by a marketing concept — design with a selling purpose in mind.

You’re torn between walking away and staying, when the young maitre d’, wearing a silky brown dress, struts her way past a row of tables and toward you.

The combination of stylish art and neon lights pull you in. But more so the tune — they call it music, but it’s like no music you’d ever heard before.

There is still time — not much — and you must decide. Should you stay or should you go?

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15 responses to “Like No Music You’d Heard Before

  1. Great post. It drew me in like the interesting description.
    And, I think I will celebrate my birth MONTH!

  2. This is lovely! I especially like the line “there is too much ambiance for the food to matter.”

  3. Lovey post. Could feel the ambiance of the place.

  4. I love background music in a restaurant and believe it can add to the ambience (with an ‘a’ or ‘e’?) so long as it is not overpowering and people then have to raise their voices to have a conversation. I guess it depends on the occasion in part.
    Thanks Sylvia, loved this post!

    • I think it’s spelled both ways, the ‘a’ probably the French version, on which the ‘e’ English version is based on. Yes, in some restaurants talking is an impossibility. I try to avoid those.

  5. Oh, I’d eat there. Dining out is our budget’s biggest treat, and that place sounds heavenly. I love it when all the pieces come together for a great meal.
    Tina @ Life is Good

  6. Love this post. Couldn’t help but wonder if the food matched the music – they are a powerful combination to hit the senses. .

  7. I liked the end line a lot.
    Although they don’t have music, there’s a famous restaurant in the Denver area called Casa Bonita. They have an indoor village and cliff divers. They are not famous for food. One comes for the atmosphere, usually if one has little kids.

  8. Great use of second person! The description took me to this place right away for I have fallen prey to being lost in the ambiance of marketing before.

  9. Oh, I loved this and I want to know now, did the person stay and was the food good?

  10. I have been in those places, and I feel like I am a smudge on the rug. I’d leave.

  11. Oh, I can just imagine this place… I’d stay and give the food a chance. I would be hooked!

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