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, roasted pineapple, poblano sauceGluten-free-meal Sliced yellow fin tuna, compressed watermelon, preserved wild lemon, yuzu, Thai basilGluten-free-meal Carrot ginger sauce, pickled ginger, green papaya, black garlic aioliGluten-free-meal Poached shrimp, rooftop garden chilies, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, avocado and cucumber sorbet

Appetizers

gluten-free-meal Octopus a la plancha, papas bravas, roasted vegetable escalivada, togarashi aioliAji panca glaze, frisee, pineapple chutneyVegetarian-mealgluten-free-meal Tomato marmalade, chipotle crema, tarragonShrimp chicharron, baby arugula, chipotle glazeGluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Chunky avocados, cilantro, chilies, onion, garlic, lime, chipsGluten-free-meal Slow braised brisket, sweet plantains, malanga, aji amarillo aioli, queso frescoGluten-free-meal Smoked Amish chicken, mole poblano, watercress, red radishesGreen papaya, carrots, malanga, cilantro, smoked hazelnuts, sweet and sour adoboTempura cod, vigorón slaw, chipotle aiolivegetarian meal Wisconsin goat cheese, tomato arrabbiata, toasted sourdough bread

Charcuterie and Cheeses

Chefs selection of house cured meats and artisan cheeses


Salads

Gluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Local greens, hearts of palm, dates, queso fresco, avocado, cherry tomatoes, spiced cashews, champagne vinaigrettevegetarian meal Heirloom watermelon and tomatoes, asparagus, sherry vinaigrette, cotija cheeseOrganic romaine hearts, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, sourdough croutons

Entrees

Roasted Amish chicken, Hazard Free Farm smoked grits, chicken jus, charred salsa verdeGluten-free-meal Grilled skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon sofrito, sweet red onion, chimichurri sauceGluten-free-meal Creole mustard glaze, cucumber, toasted farro, dill mojoGluten-free-meal Shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, bomba rice, Spanish chorizo, sofrito, tomato, peasGluten-free-meal Yucca tamal, a lo macho sauce, pickled okraGluten-free-meal Chorizo chimichurri, malanga goat cheese puree, Klug Farms grilled asparagusGluten-free-meal 12 oz., adobo rubbed, lyonaisse potato, bone marrow, veal marmaladePumpkin seed herb crusted, preserved lemon aioli, mustard greensGluten-free-meal Five spice rubbed Amish chicken breast, togarashi fries, watercress, citrus buerre monteGluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Cheese arepa, eggplant mushroom caponata, rustic rumesco saucevegetarian meal House made pasta, mushroom ragout, 60 minute eggRoasted fennel, gordal olives, tomato pebreSweet corn cachaca, roasted corn chimichurri, piquillo pepper aioligluten-free-meal Caramelized marble potatoes, onion confit, red radishes, chile morita reductiongluten-free-mealMaple Creek Farm pork loin, homemade chorizo, yucca mofongo, pickled ramp mojo, pork demi

Simply Grilled

Served with seasonal vegetables.


Sides


Desserts

White and dark chocolate mousse, strawberry sorbet, fresh strawberriesVanilla bean, guava and pistachio ice creams, lemon curdHouse made caramel cornDulce de leche and cocoa ganache, mascarpone fondant

 

 

Many of our dies 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%.