Two of the most popular dining trends over the past several years in Austin have been Southern and Italian cuisines. Soon you can get a taste of both under one roof. Longtime Cedar Door owners Steve and Heather Potts will open La Volpe Friday at 201 Brazos St. B, next door to their downtown bar. The restaurant helmed by executive chef Will Eason intends to “blend traditional Italian with ultra-fresh ingredients and Southern flavors.”

Ravioli at La Volpe, which opens Friday. (Credit: The Velox Standard)

Eason got his start in cooking at Revival Grill in Greensboro, North Carolina and eventually made his way to Italian-inspired Second Bar + Kitchen before going to work at the Cedar Door in 2014.

His menu includes fried baby artichokes with shaved fennel and limoncello crema, charred okra with smoked tomato and mustard green purée, white truffle lasagne with porcini mushrooms, ribeye with Texas cabernet compound butter; and a grilled pork chop.

Pastry chef Amanda Neber, a veteran of Olive & June and Foreign & Domestic, has created a menu that includes charred corn panna cotta with cinnamon cornbread croutons; and sweet tea tiramisù.

The bar at La Volpe (meaning “fox” in Italian) features Italian and Texas wines, craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails infused with fresh herbs and spices.

La Volpe is located at 201 Brazos St. Building B. Dinner will be served Tuesday-Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with Sunday brunch planned in the coming weeks.

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