I've heard that as you age, your sense of taste begins to fade along with your other senses, so that's why older people tend to eat bland foods. But if you were always one to appreciate food, wouldn't it change your preferences to very strong flavours and interesting textures rather than identical blandness? If I couldn't taste my food as well as before, I would certainly want a variety of textures, and I would want someone to herb-and-spice that thing to the ends of the earth to wake up my lazy taste buds.
Mokalus of Borg
PS - Also, I'd need someone to read out the menu in a loud voice.
PPS - Or get me a large-print version.