Caesar’s Palace Wagers $17 million on a 500-item Buffet to Bring in Gourmet Gamblers

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The management team at Las Vegas hotel and gambling establishment Caesar’s Palace is betting that their $17 million new Bacchanal Buffet will attract more clientele then nearby buffet spreads at the Bellagio and Wynn hotels.

On offer at the Bacchanal Buffet will be over 500 menu items from around the world, including fresh oysters, freshly made enchiladas, sushi, Peking duck, dim sum , shrimp, and prime rib, just to name a few.  Executive Chef Scott Green told the media that quality and presentation will be the main focus of the buffet, which had to be narrowed down from 750 originally planned items.   “We are offering the most items out of any buffet in Las Vegas,” he said.

Notable features of the buffet are cooks that interact with diners, specific items that are made-to-order, and individually plated dishes.

The restaurant has a staff of 180, covers 25,000 square feet, and has a capacity of 600.  The price per person is $39.95, a relatively low price for the variety of choice.  To compare, Balley’s Sterling Brunch, which has a smaller selection available for guests, costs $85 per person.

When not admiring the extensive buffet, guests can have a look at the Garden of the Gods pool complex.  The restaurant was designed by Japanese firm Super Potato and architectural elements include glass, wood, and steel.