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It's About To Get All Bacchanal Up In Here At Caesars

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S [map], 89109
August 3, 2012 at 11:55 AM | by | ()

Chef driven. Chef inspired. Chef created. Redefining the Roman feast. September 2012.

Caesars Palace's new buffet will make its debut next month after closing for renovation back in January. And, while we can all breathe easy that we won't need to say, 'hey, let's eat at, erm, EAT' (at least on The Strip, anyway), Caesars has chosen to bring back a name that most will likely butcher or just skip entirely, reducing it to 'hey, wanna eat at Caesars' buffet?'

Bacchanal Buffet, who's tagline you can see at top and which is probably recognized by old school Vegas visitors as a reference to the iconic Bacchanal Room, will be run by chefs. (breathes another sigh of relief.) From a preview video released on YouTube yesterday (shown below), those chefs will be chopping, seasoning, and crafting all kinds of goody goodness for us to eat. In fact, more than 500 different dishes (500?!?) will be prepared for guests throughout the day:

Bacchanal Buffet will feature more than 500 items from classic favorites such as made-to-order omelets, the freshest seafood and roasted meats like prime rib to cutting edge, regional comfort food like breakfast pizzas, red velvet pancakes, wood fired Neapolitan pizzas and Chinese dim sum, even roasted South Carolina shrimp and grits.

Chicken and waffles at Bacchanal.

9 Show Kitchens under one roof
Mexican – featuring freshly made enchiladas, tortillas and sopapillas
Italian – Pastas, baked lasagna, antipasto display
Chinese – Made-to-order assorted soups, wok-fried dishes and dim sum
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
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
Deli – Soups, cheeses, 7 charcuterie selections including house specialties and individual, prepared and make-your-own salads
Dessert – Chocolate, vanilla and pistachio souffles baked to order, selection of gelato, sorbets and creme brulee

Each will have an action station, plated dishes and "minis"
Majority of cooking will be executed in front of guests by interactive chef
Abundant Food Choices – more than 500 food items in total

Dinner – More than 300 items
Breakfast – More than 95 items
Pastry – An additional 115 pastry items available during dinner
Bread – More than 20 different varieties of fresh-baked bread and rolls
Soups – More than 10 daily soups, many of which will rotate daily
Cheeses – 7 farmstead American cheeses available year-round with 3 changing seasonally

Red Velvet Pancakes at Bacchanal.

Unique buffet items:
Fresh tortillas
Crepes made-to-order
House-smoked barbecue ribs and brisket
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options
Oyster shucking

Caesars touts the transformation of its buffet as coming with a $17 million dollar price tag. It'll cost you $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.

Bacchanal has an anticipated opening of September 10.

(And, for those who want to know how to actually pronounce bacchanal, it's bah-kuh-nahl -- meaning an occasion of drunken revelry; orgy. Oooh, it's that kind of party buffet!)

(PHOTO/VIDEO: Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Palace on YouTube)

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