Saffron Cream Mussels - In my opinion mussels can only be great or terrible. When overcooked it's like eating cardboard. Properly cooked, they are plump and briny crustaceans that take you back to the sea with each bite, as these were tonight.
Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage w/Broccoli Rape - An Italian classic, the dish was prepared with a touch of red pepper flakes and fresh Reggiano Parmigianno cheese. The fork tender broccoli was a perfect foil for the delicious and expertly prepared sausage.