Caviar — it’s a food of luxury. Why? I’m not so sure. It’s just fish eggs.
But it’s beloved by the elite and, alongside other items like truffles and foie gras, is almost synonymous with excessively fancy dining.
So one would think that if you gorged yourself on nothing but foie gras, you’d be the fanciest diner of all time! Right?
Yeah, somehow that sounds wrong, similar to how the recent addition of a “caviar bar” at the Bellagio doesn’t sound quite as extravagant as one would hope.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Bellagio recently tried out the addition at their dinner buffet, and that “after a couple weeks testing the water, the caviar bar…is here to stay.”
The article clarifies, “Diners can choose from black American sturgeon caviar, red flying fish tobiko caviar or salmon roe. All are available Fridays and Saturdays during regular buffet hours, 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and are included in the $37.99 dinner price.”
The Sun also quotes assistant buffet chef Frank Ortiz as saying, “We do have some people who come up with a bowl and want us to fill it up…but we like to respect the integrity of the dish.”
If you do bring a bowl, though, don’t feel the need to apologize. Las Vegas is all about excess.
Plus shoving free caviar in your pockets for sale to other hotel guests is the only way you’re going to recoup your Blackjack Switch loses.