Chef Luc Holie is cooking up some really impressive French fare at his charming Sutton Place spot Jubilee in New York City.
Housed in a quaint space, adorned with touches of elegance and warmth in every corner, Jubilee really is a neighborhood gem.
Owned by Chef Holie and his lovely wife Ilda, the menu here is seafood driven yet brings vibrancy to anything that is put on a plate.
I started with the one of the day’s specials – a ‘Frisee salad w/ Poached Egg’. What sounded like a seemingly simple start turned out to be incredibly nuanced. Fresh frisee, topped with a perfectly poached egg with crispy matchsticks of bacon with a balsamic reduction sauce – all came together so beautifully on the plate.
The entire meal continued pretty much the same way. There was a stunning ‘Homemade Terrine of Duck Foie Gras’, which is a must.
One of my favorite dishes was the ‘Roasted Sea Scallops’ where delicately cooked scallops sat atop superbly flavored Orzo topped with a porcini sauce.
Appetizers and entrees aside, dessert is something you must stay for. We were blown away by the delicate flavors of the ‘Gratin de Framboises’ and the ‘Molten Chocolate Cake with Caramel Ice Cream’.
Every dish that is handcrafted by Chef Luc Holie is a masterpiece. It is no surprise that he is amongst the few honored with the Maitres Cuisiniers de France title in New York City.
I really fell in love with Jubilee for both the food and the ambiance and I think you will too.
Here is some of what we ate:
Baby Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese, Green Apples and Walnuts
Frisee salad w/ Poached Egg
Homemade Terrine of Duck Foie Gras
Lobster Salad, Celery Remoulade, Port Mayonnaise
Pike Quenelles, Lobster Sauce and Basmati Rice
Roasted Sea Scallops with Orzo, Porcini Sauce and Parmesan
Gratin de Framboises
Molten Chocolate Cake with Caramel Ice Cream
Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own