In some of the more posh restaurants your meal will begin with an unannounced course, known as an amuse bouche (literally, 'mouth amuser' or 'to amuse the mouth'). This is usually a small appetiser designed to titillate your taste buds.
So, let’s get this straight. We are talking about a surprise extra course, at no additional charge, specifically designed to make you smile before embarking upon the main meal. What’s not to like?