$17 Million Buffet In Vegas Boasts Nine Kitchens

    September 10, 2012
    Amanda Crum

Vegas is synonymous with over-the-top, larger-than-life, extravagant things, be it hotels or building facades. Now, they’re adding an enormous buffet at Ceasar’s Palace to that list, a buffet which cost upwards of $17 million to create.

Boasting nine kitchens, a slew of chefs, and over 500 dishes to choose from, the buffet offers more items than any other in Las Vegas, which is a huge accomplishment.

“Personally, I believe this is the perfect size, the perfect outcome of what a buffet should be,” executive chef Scott Green said.

Because of the foundering economy, Vegas hasn’t seen the action it’s used to in the past couple of years, tourism wise. This addition could be just the thing they need to generate buzz and get people into the casinos.

“If anything is going to survive in Las Vegas, it’s the buffet tradition,” Anthony Curtis, publisher of LasVegasAdvisor.com said. “The scope of that seems to be sort of limitless. One opens and another one tops it.”

With so much to choose from, the per-person price seems relatively low at $39.99, especially considering everything you’re getting. The menu runs the gamut from gourmet meatballs to prime rib, Southern fare like shrimp and grits, an array of seafood, and an incredible breakfast which is made-to-order and includes giant omelets and red-velvet pancakes.

Image credit: Sabin Orr / Courtesy Caesars Entertainment