Once a delicacy enjoyed only by royalty, caviar for the masses has arrived at the Buffet at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Like other food items, the costly fish eggs will be offered on an all-you-can-eat basis.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, during what’s billed as Gourmet Dinner Service, the buffet is upping the ante by adding Ikura and tobiko caviars to the menu. Ikura comes from the roe of salmon; tobiko is made from a flying fish of the same name.
[For The Record, 8:20 p.m., Feb. 21: An earlier version of this post said the caviar buffet was offered Fridays and Sundays. It is offered Fridays and Saturdays. It also said the price for the buffet had been increased. It remains $37.99.]
At one of the food stations, servers will offer the caviar by itself or as a topping for items such as blinis, freshly rolled sushi and ahi tuna cones. A variety of traditional garnishes, including chopped eggs and crème fraîche, will also be available.
For this experience -- available 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays -- diners will pay $37.99. On other nights, the dinner buffet is $31.99.