The “Power” of Great Italian at Potente

There’s certainly potential in Potente! This beautiful new fine dining spot in downtown Houston has a fantastic executive chef at the helm. Believe it or not, Chef Danny Trace is just as marveled at the pristine “playground” he works in everyday as we were. The quality and design of the decor, down to the smallest detail, is really quite stunning!

Potente is Italian for “Powerful” — a self-assurance that shows up loud and clear on the dinner menu. You’ll taste local and coastal throughout…pastas all handmade with the perfect wines to pair with. The Carpaccio di Manzo [above] is a nice place to start for the table. It’s a simple setup of thinly sliced Wagyu beef hit with black garlic balsamic, and garnished with sunchoke relish and pickled chanterelle mushrooms.

Here’s a peek at some of the other stars-

 

Burrata Caprese

Texas tomato, Puglia’s cheese, basil blossom, cucumber tea

Burrata Caprese

 

Spaghetti al Tartufo Nero

Cacio Pepe, black truffles shaved table side

Spaghetti al Tartufo Nero

 

Agnolotti di Zucca

jumbo lump crab, butternut squash, limoncello, brown butter powder

Agnolotti di Zucca

 

Gamberi Fra’Diavolo

Gulf Royal Red Shrimp, Fettuccini, artichoke, Kalamata olive, Arrabbiata sauce

Gamberi Fra'Diavolo

 

Quaglia Saltimbocca

Hill Country quail scallopine, prosciutto, spaghetti, English peas, quail egg

Quaglia Saltimbocca

 

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1515 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

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