1. Preheat oven to 400°. Combine olive oil and garlic, and brush onto 1 side of each slice of bread. Sprinkle with herbs, sea salt, and pepper, pressing into bread to adhere.
2. Grill bread 2 minutes on each side on a heated grill pan until lightly toasted, or bake directly on middle oven rack at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with clam chowder or topped with thin slices of fresh mozzarella and chopped, marinated sun-dried tomatoes.