Dinner At The Bacchanal Buffet
When I got my first glimpse of Caesars Palace’s new $17 million Bacchanal Buffet on opening day, I didn’t have the chance to eat there. And as I stated at the time, I’m generally not big of buffets. I hate the waste. There’s no way in hell I’ll ever wait on line for an hour or more just to eat buffet food. And the truth is, I’d rather have one meal, made to order, than sample a jillion different things. But when the media were invited to dine there last week, and allowed us to cut the line, I figured I should give it a try. Hell, the room alone (designed by Super Potato), is worth a visit. So Sue and I dropped by on Friday, and tried to exercise some restraint. As you can see from the pictures below, there’s a lot to choose from. But as you’ll see from the photos of our dishes (the final six photos), we only sampled a fraction of it.
We did end up wasting a bit, mainly because the staff seemed a little too anxious to clear the tables. For example, when we went up for our second plate of food, a half-order of tater tots was still on the table. When we returned, it was gone. At another point, a helpful server tried to remove my unfinished plate of Italian food from the table while I was sitting there. We also probably should have passed on the prime rib, which was a damn huge slice for what would be our final dish of savory food. All-in-all, however, I’d say we ate about 90% of the food we brought back to the table, which is pretty good. If I had to recommend one dish, it would definitely be the ramen, with the corn chowder a close second.