We’ll admit it. We did not graduate magna cum laud having read latin and the classics at Cambridge or Oxford. So when we saw this strange term “Bacchanal” as the name of the buffet at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas, we were scratching our heads. We did not know what the heck it meant, as the term is hardly common day usage circa 20th and 21st century.
Not to worry as Caesar’s Palace are one step ahead of ignorant punters like us. They’ve posted a brass plaque by the entrance to the buffet with an inscription that reads “Bacchus – The Roman God of the Feast / Bacchanal – A Feast Worthy of the Gods” which sounds totally awesome to the Primo Vegas crew.
As a matter of fact, the Bacchanal buffet is on our must go to list for buffets whenever we are in Vegas. In our books it jockeys for position as one of the top Vegas premium buffets, up there with Belagio’s buffet and the seafood buffet over at Rio. The proof is in the pudding, to use a cliche, as the crowds are always pretty heavy when it comes to dinner time.Our recent visits to Bacchanal always entail an hour or so wait before getting our table. You’ll need to budget $60 – $70 a person to dine at Bacchanal including drinks, and tip. But for the quality of food, specially the seafood offerings, we consider it as superb value.
We should also point out, that all these top Vegas buffets, although pricey, can actually be the most healthy “real food” dinners you can have in Vegas.
If you stick to the seafood and avoid the heavy sauces, you are eating amazingly healthy, and certainly in our case, it is food that would cost an absolute bloody fortune if we were to purchase it and cook it at home.
So next time you are in Vegas, go Bacchanal and tell them you heard about their Bacchanal feast at Primo Vegas.