|via @jessinmalta instagram|
This is the 'original' Jubilee, located in Victoria Gozo. The one with the 'Thirst Come Thirst Served' umbrella on its vaulted, stone ceiling (how fabulous is that?)
There are three Cafe Jubilees in Malta and Gozo, located in Victoria, Gzira, and Valletta. I've frequented them all, and can't get enough of their eclectic decor, 1940's French music, and their pure and simple, delicious food. Nanna's ravioli is always a favourite, and so are the cheese platters, bagels, and sandwiches.
Looking back, it was an appropriate time for Mike and I to visit Jubilee. The last time we shared a Jubilee cheese platter (which is always superb and always too big) we had just signed the lease on our new flat. It was celebratory cheese, and we were on cloud nine. We got the flat we always wanted, in a location we loved, at a great price. Life couldn't get any better.
|cheese platter at cafe jubilee, via instagram @jessinmalta|
This time we had also just signed a lease on a new flat. Because our old flat has sold to new owners. This cheese wasn't celebratory cheese, it was sad cheese. Delicious, but bittersweet.
Between the two of us we've moved 15 times in the last 7 years. And, truth be told, the whole 'nomadic' thing is not as glamorous as it sounds.
If only our housing situation was as consistent as that beautiful blue cheese served at Jubilee.