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tomato cream pasta sauce, Due Mari

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Does anyone know what flavor enhancer might be in the above? The restaurant is located in New Brunswick, NJ and makes incredible dishes that are modern updates of tried-and-true favorites. So, the above sauce was served with thin spaghetti and seafood. What was delightful was some distinctive flavor (herb? a mild relative of clove?) that I had never tasted before in this type of sauce. I'm sure I can recreate the sauce if only I know what the magic ingredient is. Does anyone know what this might be?

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  1. i've never had the dish in question, but my best guess is allspice or nutmeg (or both).

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      You know, you may be right. Might even be mace? The sauce did remind me of Thanksgiving somehow. Thanks for the suggestion; I'll try it.