News broke late yesterday that Del Campo is the latest project from Victor Albisu, of Taco Bamba and BLT Steak fame. From a press release, here are six more things to know about the restaurant, which will open next spring in the former PS7's space.
*Albisu has 5,800 square feet to play with at the new location when working on the layout of the new restaurant. It will seat 115, plus a 50 seat bar, where you'll find coffee and pastries by day, and eventually, a 40 seat patio.
*Though there will be cocktails like pisco sours, wine is the big focus of the beverage menu. A big portion of the wine list will be populated by South American varietals, though other world wines will be featured.
*Though Jeff Black is a partner and investor in the restaurant, he will not have a hand in the menu design.
*Albisu grew up working in his mother's Latin market learning how to butcher from Argentinian and Uruguayan professionals. His grandfather was a Cuban baker, which has partially inspired the sweet and savory empanadas he will serve at Del Campo.
*Cuts and types of meat that you'll see at the restaurant include wagyu skirt steak, short ribs, chorizo, blood sausage and sweetbreads.