A menu inspired by Italian flavors, basic ingredients and balancing them to create a meal that is delicious.  

Orecchiette broccoli rabe is one of my favorite pastas- I used to love it at a restaurant in New York called Bice (almost two decades ago).  The flavors are something I always remember and try to create.  

Serving fish as a main course is ideal when the weather is warmer and you want something that feels lighter.  I recommend checking with guests to make sure everyone is a fish eater.  The potatoes served alongside the fish are crispy, delicious and very easy to prepare.

This chocolate cake, or torte, is not too sweet and not too rich.  But as with all my menus, desserts substitutions, store bought or others, are always an option.