Earlier this year, the $100 million, 25,000-square-foot, 600-seat Bacchanal Buffet filed paperwork for a remodel that included updates to the food line with an estimated construction budget of $2.4 million for the makeover. The renovation at the buffet at Caesars Palace focuses on a 2,120-square-foot area, and the changes will affect the existing food counters, service equipment, and the ceiling and floor finishes.
Now comes word that Bacchanal Buffet plans to reopen in late August with even more changes on the horizon. A Caesars Palace spokeswoman tells The Washington Post that some of the changes when it reopens include no more shared tongs, smaller dishes, and table-side delivery of some favorites such as the Cajun seafood boil, cheeseburger bao buns, and lobster bisque. The resort still plans to offer hundreds of dishes at nine serving stations for a true gorge-yourself-silly experience.
Bacchanal Buffet originally launched in September 2012 and served its millionth customer in August the following year. When it opened, about 80 percent of the cooking done right in front of the guests and served mini-dishes. The buffet gets its name from the former Bacchanal at Caesars Palace, the Roman feast that closed at the resort in 2000.
Buffets were one of the first restaurants to close when the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March. Wynn Las Vegas reopened the Buffet at Wynn with diners ordering all-they-can-eat dishes delivered to their table, while Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reopened for brunch.
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