I have to say, the flavor didn't mask or take away from the mussels and added a sweetness to them that was just perfection. The usual Italian herbs & onion gone really took this dish to the next level. It was so good in fact that to shovel the remaining goodness out of the bottom of our plates, I grilled some Italian bread on the stove with olive oil...so much better than regular toast!
If you ever experience a great new taste when out at a restaurant, find out the basic ingredients, put your own twist to it and serve to your favorite friends and family. They will be happy that you did, I know mine were!
Photos: Robin West