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Amuse Restaurant Review: Severin Roesen’s oil on canvas in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is dubbed The Abundance of Nature. So, too, could be the title of grilled asparagus with garlic, pecorino and olive oil served steps away in Amuse, a restaurant within the Richmond institution. Part of the trend of museum eateries becoming destinations of their own, this dining room is worth repeated looks. And tastes. Rotating art adorns its walls, sculpted salt and pepper shakers bear contemplation and Wedgwood flatware rivals encased Behren silver displayed in a nearby exhibit. We like the pan-roasted halibut with pancetta, and the polenta fries accompanying the flank steak will make you think trompe l'oeil. Udon in broth, rich with cabbage, sweet potato and more, plays with bold colors in purple, green and orange to create the sensory intersection of palette and palate. An exemplar of the locavore movement, Amuse uses much that is local, and much is homemade including focaccia flecked with fennel and red pepper. Interesting cocktails, wines and beers (often themed as with Dale’s Pale Ale during the Dale Chihuly glass exhibition) may be enjoyed with meals as well as with small plates between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. Desserts (perhaps tres leches cake with coconut sorbet) are shows unto themselves. Art appreciation, meet food appreciation.