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Damian's launches new Aperitif menu-- first time in 34 years

  • Damian's Cucina Italiana 3011 Smith Street Houston, TX, 77006 United States (map)


DAMIAN’S CUCINA ITALIANA TO LAUNCH NEW ‘APERITIVO’ MENU and has invited (20) HFBC Members to come out and try it! 

Parking is complimentary valet.  Otherwise, there is street parking.

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The tasting will consist of family-style appetizers from the menu and two sample cocktails from the menu as well.


For the first time in 34 years, Italian mainstay Damian’s is launching a new menu in honor of an old, Italian tradition known as the Aperitivo, a light meal or drink which follows the end of the workday as a kind of warm up to dinner.   Starting Monday, October 16th, diners are invited to visit the restaurant’s adjoining Portofino Bar and enjoy complimentary house-made chips tossed in rosemary and sea salt, along with a savory bites menu and signature crafted cocktails, Monday- Friday from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

The drink menu will serve Italian classics like Sicilian Cosmopolitan ($7), with blood orange infused vodka, Cointreau, blood orange puree; White Peach Bellini ($5), white peach puree with Italian sparkling prosecco; and The Nutella ($7), hazelnut liqueur, Three Olives expresso vodka and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.  Also on the menu are cocktails like the Salted Caramel Martini ($7), Effen salted caramel vodka, Godiva caramel liqueur and cream ($7); Side Car ($7), Hennessey VS with Grand Marnier and lemon; and Rosemary Lemon Drop ($7), Rosemary, white sugar, Tito’s vodka and lemon.  In addition, they will offer $6 well drinks, $3.50 beers and Italian wines between $5 - $9.

The appetizing bite menu will feature Calamari Tartufato ($8), crispy calamari, truffle oil, shaved parmesan, green onion and lime; Caponata Bruschetta ($5), with eggplant, Sicilian olives, capers and homemade focaccia bread; Gamberetti di Pistachio ($9), Gulf shrimp, pistachio crust and lemon garlic vinaigrette; Hummus di Faggioli Bianchi ($6), cannellini beans, garlic, toasted pine nuts and olive oil; and Flatbread di Polpette ($7), famous Mama’s Meatballs, marinara, mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and homemade flatbread.

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