Restaurant Week Part 2: Amuse

This week we are sharing stories and photos of our recent Restaurant projects. Today we head to Essex, right outside of Burlington, where TruexCullins led the renovations to Amuse, the signature restaurant of the Essex Resort & Spa.


The Essex is the Burlington area’s only AAA Four Diamond hotel and has a strong focus on culinary excellence. Our work included the interior renovations of Amuse and the casual dining and bar area of the adjacent Tavern restaurant.

The central feature at Amuse is the chef’s table, a community table for 12 where guests have a front-row seat of the culinary action. With a clear view into the open kitchen, guests are able to watch as one of the master chefs prepares their meal. The experience is fitting for a facility that bills itself as a culinary resort. And if you are sufficiently inspired by the artistry in the kitchen, you can sign up for one of the cooking classes offered at the resort.

The rest of the dining room is given equal attention, with custom banquette seating, delicate glass fixtures, and a palette of off-white and natural wood. It is a classic New England interior for a classic Vermont restaurant.