With 18 holes of golf, 10 tennis courts, four restaurants, and AAA’s four diamonds and Mobil’s four stars to its credit, Florida’s landmark Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables has long been a world unto itself. Now it brings another corner of the globe — namely France — under its roof. Every other month via its visiting chefs program, The Biltmore imports Michelin-starred maestros to work in the hotel’s noted La Palme d’Or restaurant with Biltmore chef Philippe Ruiz, who recently cooked to acclaim at New York’s James Beard House. May 14 through 16, Gérard Faucher of Paris’ Restaurant Faucher fires up the stoves and even teaches a cooking class. Get the full schedule at or call (305) 445-1926 for reservations. —