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Initial post: Aug 4, 2012 10:22:27 AM PDT
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2012/08/caesars-bets-17-million-on-the-strips-biggest-buffet--/815794/1

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We're talking made-to-order chocolate and vanilla soufflés, home-smoked ribs and chefs who've worked in top restaurants.

Caesars Palace's revamped $17 million buffet, tentatively set to open in Las Vegas Sept. 10, is billed as the Strip's biggest, with 524 menu items. Caesars researched other Vegas buffets and says it will dish up more dishes. Don't expect troughs of reheated eats: Executive chef Scott Green says 80%-90% of the food will be made at buffet stations in front of the customer.

Some months ago, I asked readers to submit suggestions for the buffet's new name, and regret to inform you that "Vomitorium," "Eat Tu Brutus" and "Grubis Maximus" did not make it.

Reader Mary Riggins came closest with "Baccus Feast." The buffet's new name is "Bacchanal" instead of the old Lago. The idea is over-the-top indulging. But the decor will be modern and homey, including serving stations fronted with shelves holding hundreds of jars of pickled foods and other edibles. "No togas, no Roman columns," Green says.

There will, however, be the must-have Vegas buffet standards: prime rib, cocktail shrimp and crab legs. But look for contemporary touches that have worked well at nearly 2-year-old The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' award-winning Wicked Spoon buffet: clever containers such as mini iron skillets for lasagna, and fried chicken and cute wire fry baskets holding chicken and waffles at breakfast. Red velvet pancakes with sweet cream cheese are on the breakfast menu. Espresso drinks will be offered, too.

Green likes to think of Bacchanal not as a buffet, but as "nine litttle restaurants operating under one roof," he says. Four of the buffet's six chefs have worked at Michelin-starred eateries.

The 590- seat culinary orgy will offer more than 20 kinds of bread baked fresh daily (including the same bread that Caesars' pricey Restaurant Guy Savoy serves.) Vegetarian and gluten-free items also will be offered.

"The major focus is the quality of the food," Green says, such as sliders fresh-cooked on a mesquite-burning grill. Planned prices are at the top of the Vegas buffet food chain, as you might expect: breakfast, $19.99; lunch, $24.99; dinner, $39.99.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 10:45:49 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 11:02:08 AM PDT
Mrs. User says:
Let's do it.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 11:37:14 AM PDT
Jon says:
Wait, what?
"Planned prices are at the top of the Vegas buffet food chain, as you might expect: breakfast, $19.99; lunch, $24.99; dinner, $39.99.
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$40 for an all you can eat dinner buffet that seems to be delicious? And that is considered at the top of Vegas prices? Why have I not been to Vegas?

I think 'Eat Tu Brutus' Would have been a better name.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 12:16:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2012 12:17:30 PM PDT
I don't know what would be the bigger sausage-fest: The breakfast buffet at the Bacchanal or a RL assemblage of the VGF.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 12:19:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2012 12:20:55 PM PDT
You deserve all the sausage you can stuff in your mouth And i hope that you don't chock on it!!!

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 12:20:19 PM PDT
That writeup makes no mention of prostitutes or meth?

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 12:20:30 PM PDT
[G.H.O.S.T.] says:
We're planning a Meet'N'Eat? Alright I'm down.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 12:28:04 PM PDT
There are prostitutes ON meth, is that gonna be enough?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 1:18:04 PM PDT
Mrs. User says:
The VGF, for sure. But the conversation would be amazing.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 1:48:00 PM PDT
Cinema Fan says:
I'm hopping a flight to Vegas now. See you in 3 hours.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 1:49:49 PM PDT
John McClane says:
The VGF hates spending more than $5 on a game. there's no way this would work out.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 2:02:17 PM PDT
I can see a meet up in Vegas. But not paying this much for food.

Food price wise, I'm happy with Subway, Chipotle and the like.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 2:08:30 PM PDT
When you all go, will you FedEx me some of that steak? I'll upvote you big time.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 4:11:33 PM PDT
Mrs. User says:
For a vacation, that's not bad for food at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 5:43:04 PM PDT
He'll fight the urge to chock on is dike.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 6:22:57 PM PDT
The only one here with a large amount of experience with sausages in their mouth is you , bitter.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 6:32:03 PM PDT
I think we should have a meat-up at the buffet or maybe Chick-fil-a.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 6:33:22 PM PDT
I'll look for a store that sells Boar's Head cold cuts, especially Buffalo Chicken.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 6:39:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2012 6:40:19 PM PDT
You wash your mouth out with soap you silly bird!!! OK... Maybe I have!!!

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 7:17:54 PM PDT
Jon says:
Screw going out. I'll come pick everyone up in my big ole van and we can go to my cabin in Maine for some BBQ. BEATINGU

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 7:29:56 PM PDT
DVvM says:
So what I'm wondering is: If I show up at breakfast and pay my $20, are they going to kick me out around lunchtime, or are they just assuming that people won't want to stay at the buffet for 12+ hours?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 7:37:17 PM PDT
Jon says:
Its Vegas, the buffet will be open 24/7. $20 and you can eat the rest of your life if you don't mind napping in a chair. Maybe they have booths. Booths are comfy.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 7:41:29 PM PDT
DVvM says:
I assume that it's acceptable to use the bathroom on the premises without losing your buffet privileges?

During my grad slave days, I used to go to the Mongolian Barbecue at around 2 PM (so I could pay lunch rates) with a huge stack of papers to grade, and stay there until I'm done, eating as the spirit moved me. I would sometimes get home around 10. They serve better stuff at dinner!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2012 6:23:33 AM PDT
Cinema Fan says:
I honestly thought this was going to be a link to your dad's Facebook page.
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