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I was once served ceviche in a martini glass. The ceviche was good -- clean, fresh, the martini glass, confusing. Was I supposed to drink it? Or worse, spill it? We wonder, though, do people even use these anymore? Yes, yes they do. 

Case in point: a nameless editor here at Food52 was very recently served a cocktail in one of the blasted glasses, at a (nameless) popular restaurant in Manhattan. (Names withheld to protect parties involved.) Bon Appetit confirms my suspicion: “the glass was invented by the devil himself.”

Catch more of the rant here, but we want to know: do you share an opposition for the glass, or are you a Martini purist? 

I'm Sick of Food in Martini Glasses from Bon Appetit



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almost 3 years ago lazychef

I also despise martini glasses. They are impossible not to spill for even the soberest of individuals.


almost 3 years ago dymnyno

Well, I think that the picture of the author of the BA article wearing a wife-beater tee shirt says it all. He needs a beer in his paws while watching football or wrestling on a big screen tv and of course he can't be bothered to take his eyes off the TV. Drinking a Martini in a proper glass is another matter altogether. Martini drinkers enjoy conversation with their fellow drinkers and they are probably dressed to express elegance and interest in other people. Think little black dresses and snappy blazers for Martini drinkers and stuffed olives on little toothpicks vs peanuts and pizza.


almost 3 years ago TXExpatInBKK

I love your comment! You made me laugh out loud at your description of Jason Kessler. And I love martini glasses. When my husband and I are at a nice dinner we usually order one and I think it helps make the meal feel a little more special and fun.