Due Mare is across from the Hyatt in downtown New Brunswick. It has an elegantly appointed space with high ceilings and large windows. The service was very gracious.
I started out with a squash soup, which was excellent. It was creamy but not overly thick; some soups of this type can be too heavy. The surprise hit of the soup was the small collection of toasted pumpkin seeds in the middle. They added a wonderful nutty taste and a spectacular crunch. I metered them out to be sure that I had some throughout the bowl.
My main course was an excellent fruitti de mare. It featured excellent shellfish---octopus, scallop, mussel, one of two others---in a creamy risotto. A good risotto is hard to find so I enjoy it when I can. This was an excellent example.