Del Campo

Continuing my love affair with DC Restaurant Week, I met another friend, Alison, for dinner at Del Campo on Thursday night. Del Campo can best be described as a South American restaurant, with a heavy focus on meat. It is a product of Chef Victor Albisu’s travels and roots throughout Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay.

I had heard about this restaurant when it first opened, but what persuaded me to try it out was the raves it got from a wide array of people.

As some older DC-ers may remember, Del Campo rests in the same space that used to be PS 7. At least to me, the layout was the exact same, and the only difference in the decor was the different paint color and one or two more chandeliers.

First up, we had to start with a round of cocktails.

Alison ordered a margarita and I got a “A Las Once”.

Cristal Aguardiente, Chicha Morada Syrup, Lime Juice, Pineapple Juice

Cristal Aguardiente, Chicha Morada Syrup,
Lime Juice, Pineapple Juice

Followed by some delicious fresh-baked bread.

I scarfed these things down!

I scarfed these things down!

Alison and I did decide to order off the Restaurant Week menu as it was a better deal than ordering a la carte.

To start I got the Grilled Noquis (essentially a gnocchi dish). Alison decided to order the Beef Empanadas. We shared the dishes as to be able to sample more things.

Grilled Ñoquis Smoked Tomatoes, Grilled Corn, Sage

Grilled Ñoquis
Smoked Tomatoes, Grilled Corn, Sage

For our entrée we both decided to get the Piedmont Ridge Hanger Steak.

Even though it may look small, this piece of meat was very filling.

Even though it may look small, this piece of meat was very filling.

For dessert we also ordered the same dish, the El Capuchino.

El Capuchino Hazelnut Dacquoise, Coffee Mousse

El Capuchino
Hazelnut Dacquoise, Coffee Mousse

To accompany her dessert, I treated Alison to a “buchito” a wine shot of her choice (I can’t remember what she chose…) in celebration of her recent engagement!

We both really enjoyed Del Campo. It wasn’t too crowded when we first arrived, but by the time we left it was super busy. Hopefully that is a good sign!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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