Another warm welcome from the town of Coral Gables at a private residence. We enjoyed the spectacular hor d’oeuvres and mojitos while taking a “small” tour of the seven acre estate. As you can see a few University of Miami staff were present; VP of Student Affairs, CFO and the President. Of course we had to pose with the official “U” sign.
Coral Gables has miles of waterways some large as shown in these pictures and some with a more narrow access with coral lined walls. These are from our bay tour. The smaller the boat the deeper into the residential area one can go.
(Remember you can click on any of the pictures for full screen and hover your cursor for the description.)
And then on to dinner for two at the historic Biltmore Hotel. The French restaurant, Palme D’Or, was over-the-top delicious. We enjoyed every morsel over our 3-hour dinner! Yes, that is correct–3 hours of eating! Good thing the portions were small! This restaurant has won awards for being one of the best restaurants in all Southern Florida. The Biltmore Hotel is a National Historic Landmark and is city-owned. It is also the tallest building in the city.
More on Coral Gables tomorrow! These last posts were just from the first day there!