We’ve been trying to figure out a way to commemorate Halloween in Las Vegas, 2012.
It was a toss-up between: 1) sharing photos of a figurative buffet of half-naked, intoxicated people on The Strip dressed as sexy nurses, sexy cats and sexy pirates, or 2) sharing photos of an actual buffet.
In the end, we decided Vegas has the sexy part year-round, so today we’re hitting the buffet! The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, to be specific, which was recently awarded the designation of Best Desserts in Las Vegas by Vegas Seven magazine. No, really. Then again, this is no ordinary buffet. For starters, it cost $17 million to build. No, really, really.
There were probably other Halloween flourishes at the Bacchanal Buffet, but this blog tends to make a beeline to the dessert station (one of nine open cooking stations), so that’s what we’re sharing. If you don’t like desserts, we’re not sure you and this blog can be friends.
Credit for the delicious offerings at Bacchanal’s now-award-winning dessert station goes to Caesars Palace Executive Pastry Chef Carlos Salazar and resort chef Dyan Ng, as well as the Bacchanal Buffet’s Executive Chef Scott Green.
One of our favorite aspects of the dessert station is its variety of old-school candy. Yes, this blog has very sophisticated culinary standards.
We suspect a good deal of the buffet’s decorative touches are edible. You go first.
What else did we see that we probably didn’t eat because we have so much self-control? (Hint: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.)
Oh, all right, here’s a photo of something not at the dessert station. Something botanical experts refer to as “a giant-ass pumpkin.” And trust us, we couldn’t say that if experts didn’t use that term. We are a corporate blog.
The frosting on our proverbial Halloween cupcake was, as we were departing the Bacchanal Buffet, bumping into two hotel guests who seemed to be embracing the Caesars Palace experience.
We followed Pete and Mary Ann to the hotel pool for a photo op. (Happy belated birthday, Pete!)
Have a decadent, calorie-rich Halloween!
And please send your sexy nurse photos. For, you know, blog research.
Bacchanal Buffet Halloween