|People coming out of the buffet as we're going in. Thanks for the seats!|
This was the buffet experience mom and I had been waiting for: The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace.
|This is a napkin - proof that I will take a photo of ANYTHING in Vegas! :)|
We decided to try the buffet for breakfast, since we didn't really know what to expect as far as crowds and wait times, and we figured that would be the best time to try it out in order for us to hopefully be able to take our time and allow us to sample both breakfast and lunch items for the same, lower buffet price.
This is not a new thing for me, going in at an earlier time to get a lower buffet price, and I'm not the only one who does it, either. Don't judge.
Getting there at 9:30 a.m. meant no line to wait in on a Tuesday morning, and we used our Total Rewards cards to get $1 off the price. Our buffets came out to $17.99+tax each instead of $18.99+tax each for breakfast. Another case of the TR cards benefiting the users!
|Creative pumpkin carving.|
Our hostess was a lovely young lady who pointed out the details and buffet seating "sections" (glass, wood, and steel) a la Vanna White as she walked us to our table in the furthest section: the steel section. We were seated near the Asian food section at the end, passing the fresh squeezed and bottled juices, desserts, salads, breads, salumis and cheeses, the carving station, pizzas, side dishes and hot selections in turn. It was hard to know where to begin! I decided fresh squeezed orange juice was in order, and our sweet, attentive waitress was quick with coffee, water and milk while we got our first selections.
|Lovely display behind the salads. I used the miniature effect on this photo, so the bottom is blurry on purpose.|
|The breads, cheeses and salumis...|
|The Asian section, near where we were seated.|
|Some of the hot breakfast selections.|
|Looking through the glass seating section to the buffet.|
|Mom thought the coffee carafe and salt & pepper shakers were cute. |
She likes things that match.
|Mom's first plate. I forgot about her turkey bacon. She didn't care for it. |
She should have gotten REAL bacon!
|Off the plate: Croque Monsieur and Red Velvet Pancakes.|
Hash browns and artisanal sausage on the left, Croque Madame at the top,
Shrimp & grits on the right.
|They look good, but don't have any real flavor.|
|Shrimp & grits deserves its own picture!|
|Eggs Benedict, pappas con chorizo, and shirred egg with mushroom.|
|Spinach and mushroom quiche. Not yummy. :(|
|Salumis, su Mia dumpling, leek dumpling (in the tin), pork pot sticker, beef and broccoli|
and bacon, egg and spinach salad up front.
|Mom's desserts: chocolate mousse (in the glass), pecan pie bar, a chocolate-covered strawberry, and a chocolate muffin topped with peanut butter frosting and a chocolate "coin". |
It was the day before Halloween.
|My desserts, clockwise from the top: custard with angel food cake and raspberry sauce (in the glass), pumpkin pie, chocolate mousse in a chocolate waffle cone, and a chocolate muffin with peanut butter frosting.|
|Buffet guardian or Halloween decoration?|
I rank this new buffet right up there with the Wynn and Bellagio buffets for it's great selection. There are a couple of more expensive buffets that I love but can't (won't) afford to eat on a regular visit, but I hope to go back and try this one again someday. Hopefully they will be able to sustain the quality of their food and the great selection. Time will tell if they survive Las Vegas. I hope they do.
The Bacchanal Buffet serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Dinner Mon-Thurs: $44.99
Dinner Sat-Sun: $49.99
Brunch Sat-Sun: $40.99
Get $1 off for each of those prices with your Total Rewards card.
Given the price changes, I don't think it's one of the best values in tasty Las Vegas buffets anymore. Breakfast, fine, and lunch, maybe, but they seem like they are about to price themselves right out of a market that's hungry (pun intended) for a good, competitively priced buffet.