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Bacchanal Buffet... behind the scenes.

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Mirageluvr, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Mirageluvr

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    Thanks for sharing that article. The Bacchanal Buffet has never been appealing to me. I usually only eat one plate of food at a buffet and for that price I would rather have one great meal at a nice restaurant than a few mass-produced dishes piled haphazardly on a plate.

    The real takeaway I got from that article was when I looked down at the very bottom right of the page and saw this recipe for the Shepherd's Pie at Nine Fine Irishmen! It looks pretty easy to make, so here is that link for anyone who is interested:

    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/mar/10/recipe-shepherds-pie-nine-fine-irishmen/?_ga=2.64893356.2016270105.1554465028-118761173.1554465028
     
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    I always “marvel” at posts like this... what’s the point? Every 6 weeks or so you can count on a “who has the best burger” thread and inevitably someone posts “I don’t like burgers!” or some variation of that... I just don’t get it. To each his or her own I guess.

    Having owned and operated a couple of simple pizza parlors early in my career, I amazed and impressed at the effort and coordination it must take to produce a top-quality buffet. Thanks for sharing the article. Buffets are a big part of the Las Vegas experience, even though most lament they’re not $5.99 anymore... the quality has vastly improved and Bacchanal is one of the better ones.
     
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    There is really nothing to "marvel" at. I actually found the article interesting and thanked the OP for sharing it. I added my personal take on the actual buffet referenced in the article (which was completely on topic). THAT is the point

    This particular buffet is very expensive and I would not eat enough to get my money's worth - so what exactly is the problem here? My comment is nothing at all like an "I don't like burgers!" comment in a generic "best burger" thread. If you are going to come for me, at least come prepared with a valid argument.
     
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    I'm preparing that recipe this weekend.....thanks for pointing it out. My wife, her sister and our daughter just returned last week from a two week vacation in Ireland. My wife's sister is visiting this weekend so I'm gonna cook...hopefully with assistance. :D
     
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    I would love to take a behind the scenes tour during peak operations. I also would love to give them my opinion of the foods by being allowed to taste the dishes.

    I promise not to get in the way....:evillaugh::feedme:
     
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    I'm always amazed at the logistics and planning that goes into serving the quantity of food buffets do, at a consistent quality, and being able to time that to meet peak demand hours. And personally taste wise, I would rate some of the food items at the top notch buffets better tasting than some 4-5 star restaurants I've been to on the strip.
     
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    WOW! That's great, Thanks for sharing it! I suppose I love the variety of things I can get at a buffet. I'm honestly not a BIG eater, as I'm no fan of that "stuffed" feeling. I do, however, enjoy identifying several things I really like (not salad) and hitting those things up right when a fresh pan is bought out. Heavy rotation of product is key. Of course, the freshly made products merit my attention as well (love sushi). My all time favorite buffet food though and I fully realize it puts me squarely in the low-rent, red-neck group is that buffet mac & cheese that sits out there on the steam table for some time. In fact, the old Circus Circus buffet used to do it that way... damn... now that's some good eats there @ken2v !
     
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    Count me in that low rent group. I also love the variety, and I also love sushi, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Cheers!
     
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    In the several times I’ve been to the Bacchanal Buffet over the years, the food quality has been...lacking, especially in the carvery section. I wonder if part of the issue is that the crew is stretched thin, because I’ve usually had good experiences with carvery at The Buffet, in the Wynn. I would be really interested to see a personnel to dishes ratio for all the buffets, as well as how much training the cooks get.
     
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    The buffet kitchens aren’t large enough for the entire job, so Bacchanal makes use of a large production facility roughly a mile away, in the resort’s Octavius Tower.

    Umm, what? How is OT a mile away from Bacchanal? Does the staff wander around the property like I do after a three day binge?
     
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    I found this video a while ago that was interesting
     
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    Wow thanks for the link and video. I got exhausted watching. I can only imagine how the staff feel. Huge business for sure. I think I want to go there next week lol :)

    Thanks again.
     
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