Caesars Palace will open their swank, $17 million dollar buffet on September 10th, but hotel Prexy Gary Selesner and Executive Chef Scott Green treated a lucky few to some of the dishes, after a hard-hat tour of the premises. No expense has been spared in the construction of this space. The casino hired the Japanese design firm Super Potato-the name comes from principal Takeshi Sugimoto’s college nickname “potato”-and material such as wood, glass and steel have been used to stunning effect.
This is a 25,000 square foot space that will feature over 500 dishes daily and perhaps thousands weekly. Chefs will cook at 9 different stations, including Asian, Mexican and Italian, as well as American classics such as biscuits and gravy, red velvet pancakes, a number of Southern specialties such as shrimp and grits, and much more.
Selesner is a huge fan of Asian cuisine; his daughter lives in Hong Kong and he makes frequent trips to China. The casino, what’s more, depends on Asian high rollers, so that means there will be dim sum, made-to-order sushi, Chinese and Thai delicacies, and on days or weeks when the clientele justifies it, even Malaysian and Indonesian fare.
Part of this space used to be Café Lago, and one seating area will be open to their pool area known as Garden of the Gods. Seating will be spectacular, on a variety of beautiful custom chairs. Natural materials abound, and the architectural design is both stunningly original and practical. Super Potato has already brought us Sensi, StripSteak, and Aria’s Spa, so the company is well-known to Strip visitors.
The cooking, furthermore, will be interactive. Many dishes will be cooked in front of the guest, and the chefs will be more than willing to discuss what they are doing and how it is all prepared. Pizzas from the wood burning oven, barbecue slow cooked in a smoker, a carving station featuring an imaginative array of meats and 20 varieties of bread sliced hot from the loaf, as well as homemade tortillas await. Even dessert will be special. This buffet will feature a soufflé station, the first on a Strip buffet. Start dieting now.
Breakfast is $19.95, and prices go up from there, all the way to $39.95 for dinner on weekends, which promises to bring many surprises. Call 731-7110 for information and reservations. The capacity here is 600, so you probably won’t need one.
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