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Do you know which North American eatery is the continent’s cash cow?

(I figured we’d use today for sort of a brunch-y, light post that may be fun trivia some people.)

Perhaps not surprisingly, this restaurant is located in Las Vegas.

Maybe you figured something like Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand. Or something at Wynn or Bellagio.

Nope. Way off.

Way, way off.

It’s a buffet! (I just heard gasps of horror from some readers. 🙂 )

The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, to be exact.

If you’re not yet hungry, you will be in a minute. Some of the featured dishes include:

Fresh-sliced wagyu beef and applewood smoked bacon. Cinnamon churros and chocolate champurrado. Truffled egg cocotte and bananas foster donuts. Watermelon juice and yogurt parfaits. Tempura shrimp udon and tonkotsu ramen. Maple-glazed sweet potato tots and egg sardou with lobster bearnaise. Smoked salmon, mussels, creole shrimp ’n’ grits, tuna poke and, of course, crab legs galore.

— C. Moon Reed, Las Vegas Weekly (Read her review)

Caesars Entertainment proudly states that Bacchanal “completely reinvented the traditional buffet” when it opened in 2012 — with a budget of $100 million.

Will Buffets Come Back?

The rumored deaths of buffets might be greatly exaggerated. Though not all buffets may return to their pre-COVID-19 states.

Yellow Productions theorizes Las Vegas buffets aren’t going anywhere — but will be more full service-oriented.

Indeed, Caesars is putting more money in its prized pig-out. The restaurant is currently undergoing a $2.4 million renovation. Eater.com’s Bradley Martin says, “Specific plans on how the buffet intends to follow social distancing or protect food from contamination have not been revealed, but many dishes at the nine serving stations are already individually prepared, shared, or plated in real-time by staff from behind the counters.”

Final Approach

I haven’t spent much time at Caesars Palace. My work and leisure trips usually have me at M Life properties. (Though my new Caesars Diamond status may affect some of that 🙂 ). But I’m definitely interested in visiting the Bacchanal Buffet.

Have you visited Bacchanal Buffet? If so, please share your experience with us!
— Chris

 

Featured photo of Bacchanal Buffet Caesars Palace Las Vegas: ©iStock.com/Let photo prove our life

H/T: Yellow Productions

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3 Comments

  1. Nope. Always avoid buffets due to sanitary concerns of how others improperly use them. This was even prior to Covid-19.

  2. I saw an ad by Caesars stating that they were offering three types of crab that night: king crab, snow crab, and stone crab, which my wife adores, so I called to verify availability since stone crab season was ending and we were seeing Absinthe on property after dinner. They said that availability for all crab types was no problem, so I sprang the news on my wife, who was suitably thrilled. We arrived about 2.5 hours before the show and the lines were impressively long. We worked our way through and after almost an hour discovered that the line was simply a place to get your number for your spot in the next line. We waited some more and were seated less than an hour before our show was set to begin. I don’t recall the price but it was very much not cheap, but I figured that stone crab is pricey so what the hey. When paying beforehand we were pressured to leave our tip at that point, which I reluctantly did. We were shown to our table and looked around. Good food for a buffet overall but only snow crab clusters in the crab department. I asked our server about the promised stone crab but got nowhere. I even got a manager involved, and he said that they didn’t have it and they had never offered or promised any such thing. We finished our (very pricey but admittedly decent for a buffet) food and left with a sour taste in our mouths. We haven’t been back since and don’t see returning any time soon.

  3. Have they figured out how to keep the food hot? That’s the problem I have with buffets.

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