so i was watching this show my fiancee tivo's. some kind of "wine for beginner's" type show. it's hosted by this gal and she gives nice, low-level overviews about wine. anyway, she was having dinner with this dude and they started talking about how this dish, with it's spicey flavor went well with that wine, with it's spicy tinge ... and how the citrus flavor of the dish's sauce "carries over" (or whatever term she used) the flavor, blah blah blah. they both were nodding their heads like they knew what they were talking about. of course, i believe they did! that got me to thinking about when i go to nice restaurants. i can say i've been to all the top restaurants in this town. while i feel i enjoyed the meal, i never ever thought about how the flavors melded, how the sauces enhanced, or how the spices kicked the dishes up a notch. really, i guess i just go because everyone else is going or to check out the place ... or just to say i've been there. i guess my tongue just doesn't work that way. i can't tell what spices or ingrediants are in the food. plus, i don't drink alcohol (anymore ) so i guess that doesn't help the dining experience. anyway, just curious about you all. do you gets that "high-level" enjoyment when eating at fine restaurants? what do you get out of it?