Lead by Executive Chef Scott Linquist and Executive Pastry Chef Luis Vasquez, Il Sole will offer guests a refined Italian focused menu with a Mediterranean influence and impeccable presentation.
Below, a brief breakdown of then and now.
Then: Pebble mosaics imported from Spain on the wall. Tables and chairs draped and upholstered in a silky royal blue. Also: an outdoor terrace overlooking a pool. The one lined in 24-karat gold. Because… Versace.
Now: Il Sole is like a Marrakech market—in the middle of Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. With lanterns and jewel-toned purple and yellow fabrics. But hey, the pebble mosaics and swimming pool are still there. Skinny-cannonball at your own risk.
Then: French-ish fare. Duck confit crepes. That sort of thing.
Now: Mediterranean with fish flown in daily from Hawaii. Includes Pistachio Seared Hawaiian Ahi, Lobster Beet and Burrata Salad, Charred Calabrian Octopus, three cuts of a Moroccan-spiced Lamb Tagine and aButter Poached Maine Lobster.
Then: Wine. And more wine.
Now: All of the above… and cocktails. Like the Scarlet Smash. It’s got rum, Meyer lemon, ginger, mint, vanilla and burlesque bitters.
With private dining options for groups from 2 to 30, The Villa By Barton G. in the former Versace Mansion provides Miami’s most elegant surroundings for private dining, whether a corporate gathering, a celebration or a romantic dinner for two.
Source : UD, OpenTable