An amuse is a mini snack
An amuse is a very small dish that serves to get the taste buds going. It is often first served in a restaurant, but is originally a small snack that is served between the corridors. The word comes from the French "Amuser", which has several meanings: enjoying, feasting, amusing, good food. The full term is amuse-guele or amuse-bald (amusement for the mouth).