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Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday that conjures gastronomic memories from years gone by and thoughts of palate-pleasing dishes to come. Las Vegas is a great city in which to celebrate this holiday with celebrity chefs ready to make your Thanksgiving a delicious one. We have explored what these chefs under the neon lights of the Strip have to offer and found some very savory choices to present:
One of the best buffets in the city can be found at the legendary Caesars Palace. Bacchanal Buffet will feature roasted candied sweet potatoes, classic brioche stuffing, buttered Yukon gold mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, brined turkey, stuffed turkey breast, oaked grilled lamb chops, rotisserie chicken, turkey pot pie, turkey chile verde, and turkey tacos, in addition to the buffet's 500-plus everyday items available.
Off the Strip, enjoy Thanksgiving south of the border at Mercadito’s Mexican Thanksgiving at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa. This is a feast without all the work, created exclusively by chef and partner Patricio Sandoval. Check out their menu of Thanksgiving feast classics with a Mexican twist, such as chipotle-glazed turkey with stuffing and gravy, and a relleno of Mexican sausage, apples, chestnuts, housemade croutons, and chipotle-sage honey.
At Strip House, located inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, enjoy a holiday meal featuring potato gnocchi with duck confit and truffles, roasted fresh turkey, chestnut-apple bread stuffing, butternut squash purée, haricots verts, balsamic-cranberry sauce, and giblet gravy.
What better way is there to celebrate than with chef Emeril Lagasse? Stop over to the Venetian and Palazzo Resorts and visit Delmonico. Dive into butternut squash soup, turkey breast with cornbread dressing, and pumpkin cheesecake. At Table 10, start with an apple, fennel, and blue cheese salad, followed by flame-roasted organic turkey with Yukon potato purée.
Las Vegas always does things big. Last year, The Buffet at Bellagio served approximately 14,000 guests in four days over Thanksgiving weekend. They enjoyed 2,200 pounds of turkey, 1,600 pounds of mashed potatoes, and 1,400 pounds of stuffing. The MGM’s Grand Buffet served 2,848 people who enjoyed 2,000 glasses of champagne, 360 pounds of prime rib, and 10 gallons of cranberry relish. Now that’s a party!