Posts Tagged ‘Victor Albisu’

Can Del Campo’s Vegetarian Tasting Menu Convert a Meat Fanatic?

Victor Albisu is an accomplished chef and I am not, but we do have one thing in common: Most people believe they have us pegged as bearded, smoke-shrouded cavemen who sit around fires all day eating charred hunks of meat. Albisu takes some responsibility for the stereotype, although he doesn’t love the fact that he’s […]

Strips and Salsa: Why Fine-Dining Chef Victor Albisu Opened a Takeout Taqueria in the Suburbs

Nestled in the armpit of an aging L-shaped strip mall off Route 7 in Falls Church, next to a karate studio and a rug shop, sits carryout taqueria Taco Bamba. From the entrance to the Idylwood Shopping Center parking lot, it takes a minute to spot the taco shop’s name, displayed under a faded American […]

The ’Wiching Hour: Del Campo’s Chivito

The Sandwich: The Chivito Where: Del Campo, 777 I St. NW Bread: Brioche bun Stuffings: Seared ribeye, ham, mortadella, fried egg, olives, hearts of palm, lettuce, and onion Thickness: 4.5 inches

Get Your Sweetbread and Duck Confit Tacos at Taco Bamba Today

Hot off the opening of his first restaurant Del Campo, chef Victor Albisu's standup counter taqueria Taco Bamba makes its debut in Falls Church today. The shop—open breakfast through dinner—is located a few doors down from a Latino market owned by his mother. The menu is split into two categories: "Tradicionales" and "Nuestros" (ours). The […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Del Campo’s Grilled and Raw Beef Heart

The Dish: Beef Heart Anticucho and Tartare Where to Get It: Del Campo, 777 I St. NW; (202) 289-7377; Price: $14 What It Is: Skewered and grilled beef heart accompanied by beef heart tartare from Piedmont Ridge Farm in White Hall, Md., dressed in a puree of aji panca, cumin, and garlic.

Grill, Baby, Grill: Del Campo Opens Tonight

Chef Victor Albisu opens his first restaurant Del Campo today in Chinatown. Grab a caipirinha at the bar at 5 p.m., then snag a table at 5:30 p.m. when the dining room opens. The South American-influenced restaurant focuses on grilled meats and traditional street foods. Look out for house specialties like surf and turf empanadas with wagyu […]

Mouth Off: One Foodie Question, Five Foodie Answers

What food trends would you like to recede in 2013? John Uselton Co-founder, New Columbia Distillers “I would like to see less ‘moonshine.’ The term moonshine refers to liquor made illegally by a guy in the woods, not by a licensed distilled spirits plant. Let’s call unaged whiskey what it is and not romanticize it […]

Top Ten D.C. Restaurant Openings in 2013

This should be a good year for variety in the D.C. dining scene. The most anticipated restaurants scheduled to open in 2013 feature Southeast Asian, Japanese, French, Latin American, Greek, Italian, and American fare, plus some hybrids. Veteran restaurateurs will expand into new cuisines, big names will make their District debuts, and a few longtime […]

Chef Victor Albisu to Open South American Grill in PS7’s Space

In case you had any lingering doubts about the fate of PS7's in Penn Quarter, now there's some closure regarding its closure. Taco Bamba chef Victor Albisu announced this afternoon that he will open an upscale South American grill called Del Campo in the space. Restaurateur Jeff Black is a partner and investor in the restaurant. […]

It’s Taco Bamba Night at Black Jack

Taco Bamba pop-up night at Black Jack was canceled last week due to Hurricane Sandy. But tonight, it's back on. Chef Victor Albisu will serve an a la carte gourmet taco menu at the Logan Circle bar and restaurant every Monday from 6 to 11 p.m., today through Dec. 17. He'll open his own taqueria in […]