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 Poached shrimp, calamari, octopus, glass noodles, poblano citrus sauce, peanutsgluten-free-meal Preserved yuzu leche de tigre, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, jicama Espelette ginger beer sorbetGluten-free-meal Carrot ginger sauce, pickled ginger, green papaya, black garlic aioliGluten-free-meal Lightly poached gulf shrimp, heirloom watermelon, gouchujang, basil, sesame

Appetizers

Organic romaine hearts, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, sourdough croutons, kale chips  Potato leek cream, Kalamata vinaigrette, roasted vegetables, sourdough croutonsAji panca glaze, frisee, pineapple chutneyVegetarian-mealRooftop heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, basil, tarragon, blue cheese, sourdough croutons, Iberico bacon vinaigretteBaby arugula, chipotle glazegluten-free-mealHouse-smoked lake trout, pickled chilis, red onion, preserved lemon aioli, plantain, corn chipsLocal greens, hearts of palm, dates, queso fresco, avocado, cherry tomatoes, spiced cashews, champagne vinaigrette  Gluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Chunky avocados, cilantro, chilies, onion, garlic, lime, fresh corn chipsGluten-free-meal Braised brisket, sweet plantains, malanga, aji amarillo aioli, queso frescoCuban style beef stew, Valdeón blue cheese chimichurri, arugula, heirloom tomatoesGreen papaya, carrots, malanga, cilantro, smoked hazelnuts, sweet and sour adobovegetarian meal Herb ricotta, summer vegetables, arugulaTempura cod, vigorón slaw, chipotle aioli

Charcuterie and Cheeses

Chefs selection of house cured meats and artisan cheeses


Salads

Organic romaine hearts, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, sourdough croutons, kale chips  Vegetarian-mealRooftop heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, basil, tarragon, blue cheese, sourdough croutons, Iberico bacon vinaigrette

Entrees

gluten-free-mealMarinated Amish chicken, fingerling papa guisada, summer squash  Colombian recipe, known for amazing flavor and juiciness, passed down from Chef's motherGluten-free-meal Wood-grilled skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon sofrito, sweet red onion, chimichurri sauceGluten-free-meal Mexican achiote marinade, quinoa, beluga lentils, pea tendrils, beach mushrooms  This staple of the Yucatan Peninsula takes the earthiness of achiote and warm scent of banana leaf and pairs beautifully with the richness of salmonGluten-free-meal Parsnip purée, summer baby vegetables, Valdeón blue cheese chimichurriGluten-free-meal Wood-grilled NY strip, rooftop heirloom tomatoes, roasted fingerling potatoes, herb bone marrow butterGluten-free-meal Five-spice-rubbed Amish chicken breast, togarashi fries, watercress, citrus beurre montévegetarian meal Bucatini pasta, Córdoba tomato sauce, provoleta, basilgluten-free-mealBanana leaf corn tamale, roasted poblano pepper, corn chimichurri, tomato relishgluten-free-meal Creek Stone Farm short rib, ramp potato purée, forest mushroom escabeche, peas, house chimichurrigluten-free-mealHerb-crusted, Bolivian pot pie, tajín yogurt, arugulaSeasonal preparation, market pricegluten-free-mealSaffron bomb rice, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, scallions, peas, tomato sofritoLentil rice cake, green pea curry, baby caramelized vegetables, pea shootsgluten-free-mealVegetarian-mealgluten-free-mealCrispy skirt steak, basmati rice, black beans, red onions, citrus vigorón.  A classic and soulful Cuban dish known for it's juiciness and tender texturegluten-free-mealMaple Creek Farms smoked rack, traditional Jamaican marinade, sweet plantains, citrus vigorón slaw

Sides


Desserts

White and dark chocolate mousse, strawberry sorbet, fresh strawberriesChocolate brownie sponge cake, rooftop honey red currant ice cream, bourbon dulce de leech, anglaiseHouse made caramel cornMascarpone cake, espresso fondant, Klug Farms cherry compoteRoasted hazelnut mousse, hazelnut sponge cake, oreo crumble, Zaya rum ice cream

 

 

Many of our dishes contain raw ingredients and dairy products. Please notify your server of any allergies or aversions. Parties of 6 or more will have an automatic taxable service charge of 20%.