Dinner

At Carnivale, dinner is the main event! People come from all over Chicago to experience meals masterminded by Chef Rodolfo Cuadros, which bear the strong influence of his Latin-American upbringing while incorporating flavors from around the world. Churrasco, pork chop Milanese, and truffle cheese arepa are some of the offerings, which can be preceded by appetizers such as wild mushroom coca, oxtail empanada, and octopus a la plancha. The breadth of dinner offerings at Carnivale is nearly unparalleled in Chicago — but dinner doesn’t have to be the end of your night!

The desserts are just as diverse as the entrees and appetizers, including such offerings as chocolate lava mousse cake, tres leches, and organic cotton candy. We give our diners a unique experience thanks to Carnivale’s combination of unique culinary creations and our festive atmosphere.
Vegetarian Indicates vegetarian menu items.
Gluten-free Indicates gluten free menu items.

Starters

Ceviches

Gluten-free-meal Shrimp, calamari, octopus, red onion, cilantro, lemon oilGluten-free-meal Rhubarb, Thai basil, jicama, Yuzu and preserved wild lemon sauceGluten-free-meal Coconut milk, lemongrass, jalapeño, celery, carrotsGluten-free-meal Poached shrimp, rooftop garden chilies, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, avocado and cucumber sorbet

Appetizers

Gluten-free-meal Crispy octopus, papas bravas, vegetable escalivada Jumbo lump blue crab, creole remoulade, endive, arugulaShrimp chicharron, baby arugula, chipotle glazeGluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Chunky avocados, cilantro, chilies, onion, garlic, lime, chipsGluten-free-meal Braised skirt steak, sweet plantains, malanga, aji amarillo aioli, queso frescoGluten-free-meal Crispy corn shell, Malanga purée, frisée, truffle chimichurri Green papaya, carrots, malanga, cilantro, smoked hazelnuts, sweet and sour adobovegetarian meal Sourdough flatbread, forest mushrooms, caramelized onions, goat cheese, arugula, truffleTempura cod, vigoron slaw, chipotle aiolivegetarian meal Wisconsin goat cheese, tomato arrabbiata, toasted sourdough bread

Charcuterie and Cheeses

Chefs selection of regional artisan cured meats and cheeses


Salads

Gluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Local greens, hearts of palm, dates, queso fresco, avocado, cherry tomatoes, spiced cashews, champagne vinaigrettevegetarian meal Heirloom tomatoes and beets, sherry vinaigrette, arugula, crispy queso fresco, sourdough croutonsOrganic romaine hearts, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, sourdough croutons

Entrees

Gluten-free-meal Roasted Amish chicken, criollo marinade, truffle mash potato, chicken jusGluten-free-meal Three sisters Mexican corn on the cob, house made slaw, guava BBQPistachio herb crusted lamb rack, curried goat and spinach pastelGluten-free-meal Grilled skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon sofrito, sweet red onion, chimichurri sauceGluten-free-meal Creole mustard glaze, roasted vegetable quinoa, cilantro pipianGluten-free-meal Shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, bomba rice, Spanish chorizo, sofrito, tomato, peasGluten-free-meal Mushroom rice grits, Klug farm asparagus, Brazilian coconut curry Gluten-free-meal Prime sirloin, yucca puree, green garlic chimichurriCrispy fufu, sour orange glaze, watercressGluten-free-meal 12 oz., adobo rubbed, lyonaisse potato, bone marrow, veal marmaladeHerb crusted Amish chicken breast, preserved wild lemon aioli, sweet plantain mojo, arugula saladGluten-free-meal Five spice rubbed Amish chicken breast, togarashi fries, watercress, citrus buerre monteGluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Eggplant catalan, pine nuts, goat cheese, cilantro pipianvegetarian meal House made pasta, forest mushroom ragout, Parmesan cheese, thai basilgluten-free-meal Miso rum, Massachussetts diver scallops, house bacon, parsnip purée, green garlic habanero chimichurri

Simply Grilled

Served with seasonal vegetables.


Sides


Desserts

Chocolate Cake, white and dark chocolate mousse, fresh raspberries Vanilla bean, guava and pistachio ice creams, lemon curdHouse made caramel cornSalted watermelon sorbet, sangria reduction, dulce de lecheChocolate cake, mango escabeche, fresh berries, huckleberry sorbet Oreo crumble, caramelized bananas, whipped creamKey lime ice cream, burnt meringue, baklava brittle

 

 

MANY OF OUR DISHES CONTAIN RAW INGREDIENTS AND DAIRY PRODUCTS. PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR SERVER OF ANY ALLERGIES OR AVERSIONS. GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED.