Famed party planner and Versace mansion hotelier Barton G Weiss is bringing his eponymous Miami restaurant to the Las Vegas Strip, according to a company executive. Weiss will first open an outpost of Barton G The Restaurant in Los Angeles this February, then plans to subsequently open additional branches in the United Arab Emirates and in Las Vegas.
For those unfamiliar with Barton G, the restaurant is known for its over-the-top, playful presentations, ample use of liquid nitrogen and its buzzy scene. Although a Las Vegas location has not been set, the group is in the market for a roughly 9,000-square-foot space, and has been approached by a least one major casino.
As for as who will be manning the burners, Weiss has hired chef Scott Linquist, who previously worked with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger at Border Grill for roughly two decades. From there he went on to work as an executive chef with Be Our Guest and oversaw Dos Caminos in Las Vegas before returning to Border Grill when that concept shuttered for the second time.
Linquist is now refining Barton G’s menus in Miami, and will oversee the culinary operations as the brand expands, hopefully to our city.