Las Vegas may not be back completely, but the buffet in Caesars Palace is set to reopen on May 20.
With a menu as appropriate as its name, the nine-kitchen Bacchanal Buffet has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation in the last 14 months, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The newest additions include a menu of more than 30 new items, many of which push the culinary envelope to its edge.
With turmeric grilled baby octopus with XO chili jam, cheeseburger bao and duck carnitas quesadillas, the buffet will additionally offer traditional roaming dim sum carts along with foie gras PB&J and wagyu hot dogs.
Designer Tetsuo Aoyagi, now of MUKU design studio inc. in Tokyo, was the original designer of the $17 million buffet back in 2012 and was once again engaged to assist with Bacchanal's recent transformation. The updated design still reflects the original concept of nature with natural textures and materials like glass and stone woven throughout, reminiscent of ice caves, mountains and more.
Vegans should be thrilled to know that the menu has expanded to include more options.
"Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace has been a world-renowned culinary destination for many years," Sean McBurney, Caesars Entertainment Regional President said in a statement. "We are incredibly proud of all the work we have put into it over the past 14 months, from the design and construction to the research and re-engineering of the menu. We look forward to welcoming our guests back and seeing their faces light up when they experience and, most importantly, taste all the new enhancements."
The buffet will be open Thursday through Monday for dinner only, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and guests are being asked to make reservations via OpenTable.