Del Campo. It literally means “from the country,” but let’s just say it’s your new meat market.
Chef Victor Albisu, formerly Executive Chef of BLT Steak, this month opened Del Campo in the former PS7’s restaurant space in Penn Quarter. At the opening, celeb chefs from around the city — like Mike Isabella (left) — showed up to enjoy mouthwatering traditional South American grilled goodness inspired by Albisu’s Latin-American roots.
“From adolescence, I worked in my mother’s Latin market learning to butcher from Argentineans and Uruguayans. It was from those South American butchers that I came to appreciate the asado (South American social gathering for enjoying BBQ) as both a cooking style and a day-long gathering to celebrate and enjoy food, friends and family,” said Albisu. “With Del Campo, I want to reinvent that experience…”
So start drooling now over a rotating menu of grilled meats like wagyu skirt steak, short ribs, chorizo, blood sausage, and sweetbreads, to be complemented by crudos and ceviches.
And while your stomach’e rumbling, remember that the upscale asado atmosphere is Albisu’s first full-service resto, but look for his takeout taqueria, Taco Bamba, coming shortly in Falls Church.