$17 Million Buffet Opens At Caesar’s Palace

Do you want king crab? Prime rib? Dim sum? Enchiladas? Shrimp and grits? The new $17 million Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace has just about everything you would want to eat at one sitting.

The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas has more than 500 dishes prepared in nine different kitchens by a team of luxury chefs.

Executive chef Scott Green said:

“We are offering the most items out of any buffet in Las Vegas… Personally, I believe this is the perfect size, the perfect outcome of what a buffet should be.”

MSNBC notes that in addition to the 500 item menu, the $17 million buffet is creating buzz because it’s the first big buffet openings in Las Vegas in the last several years.

LasVegasAdvisor.com publisher Anthony Curtis said:

“There’s a buzz about this one… It’s been pretty quiet in Vegas for the past few years due to the economy so this is something that we haven’t seen in a while and I would say that the anticipation is pretty high.”

The Bacchanal Buffet will employ 180 people. It covers about half of a football field and can accommodate 600 guests. The buffet will also have nine kitchens where patrons can watch their food be prepared.

Here are the nine kitchens that will be operating at the $17 million buffet.

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 soufflés baked to order, selection of gelato, sorbets and crème brûlée

But the enormous buffet is hardly the only game in town.

Las Vegas is known for its luxurious buffets and the Bacchanal Buffet will have some tough competition. Caesar’s will have to compete with several other buffets along the strip, including popular offerings from Wynn and the Bellagio.