A visit to the Amuse Restaurant turned into a big disappointment.
The first disappointment was my expectation and my misunderstanding. I mistakenly thought that the Amuse and the Essex Resort were still affiliated with the New England Culinary Institute and upon arrival we quickly realized it wasn't.
We had driven to Amuse for its Sunday brunch and when we arrived at noon and found the restaurant mostly empty it was very evident that the facility was no longer affiliated with the NECI.
The actual restaurant is best described as sterile and not in a good way. The staff were inexperienced, uncaring, or unmanaged and missing for most of the meal. Coffee was served warm and the sugar packet holder on the table apparently had not been refilled fully since the prior day. And the restaurant dining room didn't appear very clean.
Our brunch entrees were very good and helped make up for the poor service and bland setting and finally were able to get hot coffee.
Rather than let the disappointing brunch set the tone for our day, we quickly finished the meal, paid our bill and headed on to Burlington.
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