Feast Your Eyes on the New Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace
Last updated: September 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm. Posted by Las Vegas Blog Staff in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants. Comments Off on Feast Your Eyes on the New Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace.
The gargantuan new Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is open for business!
The $17 million, 25,000-square-foot buffet is already wowing guests with its nine open kitchens and an overwhelming variety of dishes, more than 500 distinct menu items in all. This blog is fairly sure it’s never eaten 500 different things in its lifetime. So, wow.
Yes, that’s an individual-sized portion of lasagna. We predict your world will be rocked.
We keep hearing how the Bacchanal Buffet “redefines the Roman feast,” but honestly, if someone from ancient Rome visited this buffet, they’d have an out of body experience. Let’s just say that if a Roman feast were a snowflake, the Bacchanal Buffet is an avalanche.
Entering the new buffet is an exhilarating experience, and let us tell you, up front, your visit needs to be done with a solid strategy in mind. Keep these two words in mind: Pace. Yourself.
There are lot of “small plates” at the buffet, but they won’t feel small after you’ve had 10 or so. (We love the small plate concept, as it appears to significantly cut down on wasted food. Big win, says this Las Vegas blog.)
It’s sushi time!
Each of the buffet’s nine stations is like its own restaurant. And, yes, we counted them. There’s Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American, Seafood, Pizza, Deli and Dessert.
Honestly, we’re not even sure why we listed “Dessert” last. If you don’t plan carefully, you’ll never make it to dessert. Pace. Yourself.
One of the best things about the food at the Bacchanal Buffet is that much of it (about 80%) is prepared by a team of chefs, right in front of your eyes. Made-to-order means it’s as fresh as food gets.
Also, unlike so many buffets, these chefs talk to you. No, really. You can ask questions, and they smile and have a wealth of knowledge about the food you’re eyeballing.
It’s the most interactive buffet experience we’ve ever witnessed, and we’ve witnessed many, many buffet experiences, trust us.
Each new food station delivers surprises. One of our favorites: There’s a wood-burning stove in the Italian area.
Beyond the expansive menu offerings, the Bacchanal Buffet is also a wonder of interior design. Three themed dining areas are built around glass, wood and steel, using reclaimed and recycled materials. See more.
Oh, and if you can’t find a plate, look down a bit. Plate shelves are built into the counter faces at each food station.
Our only other observation about the lay-out of the restaurant is that the feng shui might need to be tweaked around the dessert station. We couldn’t find an easy path for our 17 trips. We managed, and it certainly didn’t deter the delighted guests.
Some of the design elements are utterly mind-boggling. For example, the walls are filled with thousands of decorative glass items, including more than 3,600 glass jars filled with edible items, themed to the station they decorate.
We’re happy to report the staff at the Bacchanal Buffet is friendly and helpful, an essential part of any exceptional buffet visit.
So, are you ready to take on the new Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars?
It’s open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Prices are $19.99 for breakfast ($16.99 for Total Rewards loyalty club members), lunch is $24.99 ($21.99 TR), weekend brunch is $31.99 ($28.99 TR), weekday dinner is $34.99 ($31.99 TR) and weekends (Friday and Saturday) dinner is $39.99 ($36.99 TR).
The Bacchanal Buffet is included in the popular Buffet of Buffet pass (multiple buffets for 24 hours) for a $10 additional charge.
Oh! And as if all the amazing food weren’t enough, we’ve learned the Bacchanal Buffet offers all-y0u-can-drink beer and wine for an additional $15.99. Ask your server for details.
Enjoy our exclusive, massive photo gallery of the Bacchanal Buffet! A buffet this big commands our biggest photo gallery ever. (Seventy-five photos, and we felt like we were just getting started!) You’re very welcome. We must recover now.
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