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The Glass, Wood and Steel Behind Bacchanal Buffet

The entrance to Bacchanal Buffet.
The entrance to Bacchanal Buffet.
[Photos: Susan Stapleton]

It's only week two of $17 million Bacchanal Buffet and already the place is a hit. The newest buffet at Caesars Palace feels small, even though it takes up 25,000 square feet with three different dining experiences within decked out in glass, steel and wood. Inside, nine kitchens spanning cuisines such as Mexican, Italian and Asian as well as seafood and desserts feature chefs cooking right in front of the guests.

The live-action stations feature about 30 dishes each with 80 percent of the food cooked on the floor instead of hidden back in the kitchen. Overall, more than 500 make their way out to the crowds, massive crowds, throughout breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Some get served up in individual containers while others are sitting in large vessels, waiting to be dished out.

Super Potato gets credit for the look and feel of the space. The Japanese design firm took on its first buffet in the United States, dividing the massive project into three more intimate settings. Seven table formats with 10 varieties of chairs in 17 fabrics pepper the space. Super Potato used 4,500 metal pieces, 9,500 wood blocks and 8,800 squares of glass to create the look.

Throughout the buffet that snakes around through the three sections find more than 3,600 jars filled with spices and food lining the walls, as well as more than 16,000 bowls, plates, glasses, jars and kitchen wares make up another design element.
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Bacchanal Buffet

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