How Las Vegas went from a buffet town to a top fine dining destination

How Las Vegas went from a buffet town to a top fine dining destination

It used to be that gambling made up the vast majority of revenue at Las Vegas’ resorts and casinos. Now, it represents less than half of the money that’s brought in. That’s thanks in large part to visitors spending more time at the dining table. Caesar’s Palace president Gary Selesner said he has seen an unexpected shift over the last decade. “We began to see younger and more diversified groups of people arriving in Las Vegas with different aspirations with what to do with their vacation and it turned out that one of the key drivers for many of these people became food,” Selesner said. It’s a huge reversal of fortune for a city used to giving away meals to attract gamblers. Even before that change, though, there were culinary pioneers of Vegas like Elizabeth Blau, a respected restaurateur and author of the bestselling cookbook “Honey Salt.” She’s been […]

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