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CORAL GABLES, FL – November 3, 2009The Biltmore Hotel is hosting festive events in commemoration of the Thanksgiving holiday! Leave the dinner planning to the experts at the world acclaimed Palme d’Or Restaurant inside the Biltmore Hotel. On Thanksgiving Day join executive chef Philippe Ruiz and head sommelier Sebastien Verrier for a Thanksgiving dinner you and your guests will have a reason to be thankful for. Recognized by Zagat as one of the best French restaurants in the country, Palme d’Or delivers delectable dishes showcasing innovative interpretations of classic continental cuisine, with much of the exceptional ingredients flown in directly from France.  Dynamic wine pairings, premium vintages or outstanding discoveries by Verrier play a vital role in creating a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The elaborate Thanksgiving menu encompasses a four-course meal expertly created by Chef Ruiz.

If you prefer the taste of authentic Italian cuisine then you will love Thanksgiving dinner at Fontana Restaurant.  Fontana is in the epicenter of the Biltmore with sensuous, stunning background amidst lush landscaping, areca palms, bougainvilleas all surrounding the restaurant insignia Fountain.  Menu items including creamy burrata mozzarella are flown in from Italy and myriad olive oils and aged Balsamic vinegars arrive from Tuscany to create an authentic regional flavor in all dishes. The restaurant’s signature tomato sauce features a combination of imported Italian and California tomatoes, all of which are brought to their full flavor on a ripening table in the kitchen. An extensive wine list showcases Chiantis from Castellina to Ruffina as well as other classic Italian wine flavors available by the bottle and glass.

Planning on hosting Thanksgiving dinner at home? Learn from the expert, Biltmore’s executive chef Roly Cruz-Taura! The Biltmore Culinary Academy is hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner cooking class on Thursday, November 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Thanksgiving festivities continue on Friday, November 27th at the Biltmore Golf Course and Biltmore Spa. Take part in golf course’s contests and giveaways, 30% off all men’s and ladies apparel and a golf shop raffle! Take a break and relax from all the holiday shopping and enjoy a 30 minute stress relief back massage + a 30 minute refresher facial for $99 and receive10% off all retail purchases at the Biltmore Spa.

Thanksgiving dinner is $80 per person at Palme d’Or and $59 per person at Fontana from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday Champagne Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $85 for adults, $37.50 for kids 5 to 11. Menus are available at To make your dining, golf or spa reservation, please call 305-445-1926. The Biltmore Hotel is located at 1200 Anastasia Avenue in Coral Gables, Florida.
About The Biltmore:
The Biltmore, Miami’s National Historic Landmark hotel in Coral Gables, Florida is a true luxury destination resort. Offering a restored Donald Ross 18-hole, 71 par championship golf course, tennis, the largest hotel swimming pool in the country, with private poolside cabanas, a European spa, and an award-winning fitness center, spread over a 150-acre tropical landscape, the 275-room hotel is a true Miami luxury experience. The Biltmore also boasts the acclaimed Palme d’Or, which Zagat called one of the best restaurants in the country; Fontana, a Northern Italian restaurant surrounding the Biltmore fountain; the poolside Cascade restaurant; and the Biltmore Bar. The property recently unveiled its Culinary Academy which offers an array of hands-on cooking classes taught by the hotel’s acclaimed chefs.  The Biltmore is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. For further information, visit or call (800) 727-1926.
Contact: Rosa Quiroz                                                                                                                                   
(305) 445-8066 ext. 2340

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