I just returned from my friend’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas and the highlight of the trip (besides Chippendales, staying with 6 other girls and celebrating Rebecca’s last fling before the ring) was the buffet at Caesar’s Palace. The buffet, Bacchanal, opened less than 6 months ago and I read about it when I was researching our trip to Las Vegas. The lines get really long and there’s even an express line if you pay an additional $15! Only in Las Vegas, right?
We arrived pretty early on Saturday (around 10:30) and luckily there was no line. You stand in line, pay at the register, and then stand in another line so they can seat you. Most people receive stars at their table to designate where they sit but heavy gamblers are considered diamonds and they get seated closer to the food. The entrance of Bacchanal:
We were seated in the back because none of us gamble and have no status at Caesar’s, but we were perfectly happy in the back with the plush high-backed chairs. We started at the back of the gigantic restaurant with the Chinese food. I wanted to walk around first to see all of the options (and to take photos!), so here are some shots of all the options:
An assortment of dumplings (soup dumplings, BBQ steamed dumplings, and shrimp dumplings):
A congee station with preserved duck eggs and fried dough:
Chinese stir fry:
Wonton soup with your pick of noodles made-to-order:
The different types of rice and grains they use + dessert below:
Next to the Asian area was an Italian area where they imported cheeses from Murray’s and had lots of different types of charcuterie:
Pastas and pizzas:
And pasta made-to-order:
Separating the Italian area from the breakfast food area were different types of condiments:
And this dragon:
The breakfast area had different mini-plates of food, including chicken and waffles, corned beef hash and truffled potatoes:
A table of scrambled eggs:
Red velvet pancakes next to eggs made-to-order:
More breakfast foods – croque madames:
Different types of bacon (crispy vs. flimsy):
And then it got a little healthier – seafood and juices:
Freshly pressed juices, including cucumber, watermelon, carrot, orange and tropical:
All of us before brunch:
And my first plate of food:
The food was actually not *amazing* but there was a ton of variety that was being made throughout our visit. I felt really wasteful because I didn’t eat the majority of the options on the plate (although the shrimp and crab legs were okay…but how can you go wrong with cold seafood?) I also had a bit of brisket that was very good – even the girls from Texas agreed! They also brought out sushi after 11am (I didn’t get a chance to try it because it didn’t really excite me but there was a little variety).
A little bit of a photo overload today so I’ll post the desserts later this week!