Is there any difference in meaning in the following examples? (with or without "of")
1- He comes from one of the grandest of Palestinian families.
1'- He comes from one of the grandest Palestinian families.(Is it possible to use this version?)
2- I will continue to seek out the grandest of restaurants. ( Is he trying to find one restaurant or more than one restaurant? I am not sure about it. Can we know it without further context?)
2'- I will continue to seek out the grandest restaurants. (More than one I think?)