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First The Design, Now Check Out The Food At Bacchanal Buffet

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd S [map], 89109
August 29, 2012 at 10:28 PM | by | ()

We've shown you the look of Caesars' nearly completed, mammoth $17 million Bacchanal Buffet. Here's what to expect from the food:

The much mentioned 500 menu items are the grand total of potential dishes served throughout the day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each of the nine serving stations expects to create about thirty dishes per session. Chefs will 'interact' with their guests, talking, explaining and generally acting more convivial than at your previous buffet experience. This manner will apply to other staffers, too. "Tuned in" is how Gary Selesner, regional president for Caesars, described their motivation. Caesars believe the buffet concept is "tired" and theirs is the new way forward.

Comfort food, but elevated is the key. And, presentation is a key component of their ambitious revamp. Everything looks great when plated. Most dishes will be served in individual portions and often unusual containers. An innovation that has proved very successful at Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan. But, while Cosmo has a more traditional set of serving stations, at Caesars each will have a distinct feel. The aim is to create the feeling of a "street-level" market while you wait on line and decide what to eat. That's something we'll need to see in the finished product to be fully convinced.

Chef Scott Green explains his vision.

Executive Chef Scott Green believes the nine stations can be considered nine different restaurants. It makes sense. 80% of the food is being prepared right in front of you and, in some cases, such as the sushi preparers, they'll even take requests.

Red Velvet Pancakes: drizzled with sweet cream cheese and accented with fresh strawberry compote.

Here's the rundown as provided by Caesars and some images of our early tasting. The emphasis is on revamped versions of buffet favorites. Time will tell how adventurous they'll be when it comes to any additions. Cosmopolitan's bone marrow dish created a great deal of buzz and was a unique buffet twist. The innovative design and concept at Bacchanal might be enough innovation for them for the moment. And, that includes the surely soon-to-be-famous maple syrup pipette that comes with the chicken and waffles.

The 9 "Show Kitchens":

Mexican – featuring freshly made enchiladas, tortillas and sopapillas

Italian – Pastas, baked lasagna, antipasto display

Beef and pork meatballs.

Chinese – Made-to-order assorted soups, wok-fried dishes and dim sum

Dumplings presentation.

Japanese – Fresh sushi, sashimi, cooked fish

American – BBQ house-smoked meats from a wood-burning smoker and wood-burning grill; numerous carving stations including prime rib, brisket, rotisserie chicken and more

Shrimp: grilled and served over grits accented with cheese, black forest ham, bell peppers and cilantro.

Seafood – Fresh east and west coast oysters, king crab, snow crab, stone crab, mussels and prawns

Pizza – Varieties of pizzas served fresh from a wood-burning oven

Sliders – a blend of chuck roll, rib-eye cab and wagyu beef topped with Vermont cheddar cheese.

Deli – Soups, cheeses, seven charcuterie selections including house specialties, and individual prepared and make-your-own salads

Dessert – Chocolate, vanilla and pistachio soufflés baked-to-order, selection of gelato, sorbets and crème brûlée

Caesars' Bacchanal Buffet is expected to open on September 10.

Archived Comments:

Get. In. My. Belly.

That is all.

Loss Leader

For the first time in a zillion years... it looks like a Las Vegas hotel will not be looking to make a real profit off off food service.

That combined with the Ceasers designation of the company... and that Linq thing...

They are going all in.

Will be fun to watch...


I assume prices for the new buffet haven't been announced yet?  Even if it's on the expensive side (which I'm sure it is), it looks like it's certainly going to be worth it.


Our apologies, we should have noted. They are as follows:

$19.99 for breakfast, $24.99 for lunch and $39.99 for a seafood dinner. If you choose to Buffet of Buffets it, expect to pay an additional $10 on top of the regular BoB charge of $44.99 for Total Rewards members or $49.99 for those who choose not to sign up for Caesars' player club card.