Depends what you mean by eating for mere pleasure of the experience.
Consider many people love to cook 1) for the joy of cooking and learning and trying new things, 2) To experience/share with others.
These two reasons are great ways to practice virtue. I love cooking and trying different ideas, and one of the things I realize when I do it is how amazing God is with what he gave us and what we can do with those things.
I love sharing these things (even things as simple as grilled cheese – I make the best) and seeing how much people enjoy them.
I always think of the traditional grandmother who has mastered cooking and cooks for her entire family and grandkids because she loves them so much – not only to put food in their stomachs, but so that they will really enjoy what they eat.
Gluttony, however, is excess. When we go beyond what we should. This could include drunkenness which is multi-layered.
As Catholics, it is good to practice patience, abstinence, and sacrifice for the sake of suffering and not becoming too comfortable.