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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Peachy Picks Jubilee

The triumphant mussels of Jubilee!

Oooooh Peachy Deegan has developed quite an affinity for Farcies a la Provencale Broiled on the Half Shell with Garlic and Parsley Butter and we suggest you order these incessantly because they are simply divine at Jubilee. If you are a garlic lover and a seafood lover, you will delight in each bite of delicate mussel bathing in this glorious sauce which is the best we've had. The fresh bread at the table was put to good use in soaking up any remaining sauce that came to the party and we suggest you do the same because these are the mussels to beat.

Jubilee was first featured in Terrific Takeout:

And it graduated to Tasty Tidbits:

Jubilee has joined the ranks of Peachy's Picks because of their extraordinary cuisine, their commitment to superior service, their fine wine, and the overall fantastic francais experience that we enjoyed.  The atmosphere of Jubilee ooozes class without pretense and the ambiance is soothing and upbeat. As you see, Peachy began with the mussels.  A lot of the time, she specifically does not order what she did order during the takeout session because she wants to explore the menu more.  However, in this case she literally was dreaming about these exact mussels after the takeout, and we wanted to be sure they were just as terrific a repeat time, and they were.  Peachy Deegan sipped on the Bordeaux Superieur Chateau Cadillac and it was the best Bordeaux she has had in recent memory.  Absolutely include it in your meal.

General Manager Ilda De Araujo is a total peach and is perfectly pleasant, along with waitress Morgane, who hails from Corsica and is as authentically French as they come.  Both were delightfully pleasant and flawless and clearly an asset to Jubilee.  Peachy even tried to order in French, although it has been years since the days of Mademoiselle Charton.  
A must-have entree is the Duo de Lotte et Homard a L'Amoricaine, Riz Basmati aux Legumes...and if you didn't go to class with Mademoiselle Marie-Claire Charton (see we're going to see if she is reading us in the Riviera where she retired if she googles herself...but last we knew she was pro-typewriter! xo to you Mlle if you found us!), that means duet of lobster and monkfish with vegetable basmati rice and lobster sauce.  Every bite was succulent and delicious and the presentation as you see is exquisite.  You know from the minute you walk in that Jubilee is the kind of place that gets it right but then when you focus on an entree such as this, that feeling is confirmed.  Tony Bennett is coming out with a new album of duets now and perhaps he should have done a song with this!  This is Peachy's kind of duet... 
The profiteroles were the perfect touch to end a lovely evening.
Paired with the Muscat Beaumes de Venise 2005 or the Sauternes Chateau Lafois 2005, we find ourselves with another successful duet.

Don't listen to just Peachy though!

Our esteemed panelist adds:
Jubilee is a quaint and charming French bistro where you can really enjoy a meal without any distractions like loud patrons or overbearing servers. Our server, Morgane, was very personable but maintained a perfect balance of professionalism. 
I started with a salad that was a special that night and it was so good I could have eaten it all night. Steamed and chilled asparagus over a bed of baby arugula with roasted red peppers and a mustard vinaigrette. For my entree I had the sea scallops with orzo and porcini mushrooms. The orzo was delicious and prepared in an almost risotto-like fashion.
The scallops were small but not overcooked. Morgane recommended the profiteroles for dessert and they, too, were delightful. Jubilee is definitely worth a return visit and it also makes for a lovely date spot.

Peachy Picks Jubilee!
Jubilee is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.

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