FAC getting new restaurant

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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is cooking up changes at its Café 36.

In June, William Sherman – executive chef and owner of Amuzé Bistro – will assume management of Café 36.

The restaurant will be renamed Amuzé at the FAC and will open for lunch on June 3. Its regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Sherman’s restaurant in Palmer Lake has won numerous awards and accolades.

“The quality menu that Amuzé brings to the FAC is nothing short of artistic,” said Sam Gappmayer, CEO of the Fine Arts Center.

Amuzé – which means “to entertain or divert in an enjoyable or cheerful manner,” serves regionally influenced bistro cuisine.

“When we consider any item on our menu, the first requirement is … it has to taste fantastic. We are very much into food architecture, the depth and the color. For us, food is art,” Sherman said.

Amuzé chefs are trained in classical French techniques and, whenever possible, use regional ingredients. Sherman was trained in the culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University.