Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Impress your guests: Chemistry-lab chic Add to ...

If you were scarred by high-school science class, why not turn what were emblems of chemistry-lab tedium into shows of geek chic, enlisting those beakers, graduated cylinders and test tubes (either new or vintage) for your next dinner party. Use the flute-like test tubes or beakers as glasses for mixed drinks or shots.

Fill larger beakers and cylinders with fulsome floral bouquets or dramatic single stems. The containers are a bit pricier than regular stemware, but are worth it in the long run, as they're made of strong, high-quality glass and don't tend to break.

Chef Michael Tong is the owner of Toronto's Sublime Catering.

In the know

Most popular videos »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most popular