HOME > Chowhound > Not About Food >
Are you making a specialty food?
TELL US

Glass Dessert Case in Bar/Restaurant

e
escondido123 Sep 16, 2012 12:35 PM

I went to a casual restaurant--beer, wine, burgers kind of place--not a diner. Lots of wood, brick walls and a kind of "cool" vibe until I saw the lighted glass dessert case with single pieces of cake etc, inside set right in the middle of the bar. So my questions are: 1. Do you find this to be odd? 2. Would you wonder about the condition of desserts left unwrapped inside the case? 3.Any other thoughts?

  1. al b. darned Sep 16, 2012 02:40 PM

    Though I have never seen a desert case in a bar, I don't find it odd. Diners have had pies,cake, etc. out in a display case for years. Bakeries, too. A nearly empty case would indicate the placement was good, tho. So long as there were no critters inside the closed case, I'm fine with it.

    5 Replies
    1. re: al b. darned
      e
      escondido123 Sep 16, 2012 06:20 PM

      Would you be willing to sit next to it, lit up, for an evening?

      1. re: escondido123
        al b. darned Sep 16, 2012 07:28 PM

        I'm not really the one to ask, as I haven't been to a bar in years...decades actually. When I go out to eat I may have a beer or some wine with my meal, but that's about it. And when the meal is over, I may order a desert from that case you are sitting next to.

        1. re: al b. darned
          e
          escondido123 Sep 16, 2012 09:02 PM

          Well this is an open space bar down one side tables on the other, as I said very casual. If you are eating in this place, you can't miss the dessert frig.

        2. re: escondido123
          bagelman01 Sep 17, 2012 04:31 AM

          If I was sitting in the bar for an evening, I'm not sure that the bakery case would be the only one lit up!!!

          >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
          The bakery case would be no more annoying than the neon beer signs or the 8 televisons tuned to different sporting events

          1. re: bagelman01
            e
            escondido123 Sep 17, 2012 08:24 AM

            They have none of those oddly enough.

      2. iluvcookies Sep 16, 2012 03:51 PM

        I see these often... and if they are showing individual servings not wrapped, perhaps it is purely for display. Meaning they serve the desserts from the kitchen where they are kept wrapped or under appropriate storage conditions.
        Was the case you saw refrigerated?

        1 Reply
        1. re: iluvcookies
          e
          escondido123 Sep 16, 2012 06:20 PM

          Yes, refrigerated, but these were not for display--must of been 25 plates in there.

        2. babette feasts Sep 16, 2012 11:15 PM

          It is odd, and I would probably not be interested in a slice of cake that had been sitting unwrapped in the case all day. Things dry out and take on odors when cut and exposed. Seems almost cafeteria style.

          1 Reply
          1. re: babette feasts
            bagelman01 Sep 17, 2012 04:33 AM

            The cakes would dry out and increase your beverage order after being consumed. Instead of cheap 'free' salty snacks in bowls on the bar, you can spend $5 for cake and need to buy another round to wash it down

          2. c
            ChillyDog Sep 17, 2012 02:55 AM

            I don't think it is terribly odd, but you are the one who saw it.

            If you didn't want to sit by it, ask for a different table. If you didn't like the look of the desserts, don't order one. If it bothers you so much, don't go back.

            2 Replies
            1. re: ChillyDog
              e
              escondido123 Sep 17, 2012 08:23 AM

              I am well aware of what my choices are, I was wondering if others found this odd.

              1. re: escondido123
                c
                ChillyDog Sep 17, 2012 11:08 AM

                Sorry if I wasn't clear. No, I don't find it odd.

            Show Hidden Posts