Il Sole will replace Dining Room at The Villa

Il Sole, the new exquisite Mediterranean restaurant in the Versace mansion, replacing the Dining Room at the Villa by Barton G, Miami Beach.

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.

The Space
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.

The Food
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.

The Drinks
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.

Other Details

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