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, Yucatan salmon , and yucca gnochi are some of the offerings, which can be preceded by appetizers such as coconut shrimp, 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, peanutsAvocado, key lime, red onion, cilantro, aioli, soda crackersgluten-free-mealCucumber, red onion, cilantro, beech mushrooms, coconut, fish sauce, ginger, tostadaGluten-free-meal Lightly poached gulf shrimp, watermelon, gochujang, basil, sesame

Appetizers

Baby kale, house-made caesar dressing, gochujang paint, sourdough croutons, shaved parmesan cheese  gluten-free-mealGarbanzo purée, crispy potatoes, frisée, Spanish paprika, Kalamata olivesAji panca glaze, frisée, pineapple chutneyVegetarian-meal gluten-free-meal Variety of mixed beets, herb goat cheese, mandarin wedges, Thai basil, endive, sherry vinaigretteBaby arugula, chipotle glazegluten-free-mealHouse-smoked lake trout, pickled chilis, red onion, preserved lemon aioli, plantain, corn chipsVegetarian-mealgluten-free-mealLocal greens, hearts of palm, dates, queso fresco, avocado, cherry tomatoes, spiced cashews, champagne vinaigrette  Vegetarian-mealWisconsin goat cheese, tomato arrabbiata, toasted sourdough breadGluten-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 frescoCrispy green plantain crust, artichoke, spinach, mushroom escabecheGreen papaya, carrots, malanga, cilantro, smoked hazelnuts, sweet and sour adoboTempura cod, vigorón slaw, chipotle aioli

Charcuterie and Cheeses

Chefs selection of house cured meats and artisan cheeses


Salads

Baby kale, house-made caesar dressing, gochujang paint, sourdough croutons, shaved parmesan cheese  Vegetarian-meal gluten-free-meal Variety of mixed beets, herb goat cheese, mandarin wedges, Thai basil, endive, sherry vinaigrette

Entrees

gluten-free-mealMarinated Amish chicken, fingerling papa guisada, pickled vegetablesGluten-free-meal Wood-grilled skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon sofrito, sweet red onion, chimichurri sauceMexican achiote marinade, fregola, edamame, pickled ramp salsa verde, beech mushroomsPrime Creekstone Farms New York Strip, cauliflower purée, bone marrow, veal marmalade, onion ringsGluten-free-meal Cracked-black pepper rubbed Amish chicken breast, hand cut fries, baby kale, preserved lemon beurre montégluten-free-mealVegetarian-mealTomato arrabbiata, forest mushrooms, asparagus, peas, parmesan cheesePastel de choclo, roasted corn chorizo chimichurri, radish, beech mushroomsWood-grilled lamb rack, lamb collar papa rellena, spring mushroom ragout, peasgluten-free-mealSaffron bomb rice, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, scallions, peas, tomato sofritoVegetarian-mealgluten-free-mealLentil rice cake, green pea curry, baby caramelized vegetables, pea shoots      Pumpkin seed herb crusted, preserved lemon aioli, plantain mojo, mustard greensGluten-free-mealSlow-smoked Wichita ribs, Peruvian-style BBQ sauce, coleslaw, hand cut friesGluten-free-mealWood-grilled prime Creekstone Farms ribeye, papas bravasGluten-free-meal Sweet plantains, bacon mojo, pickled pineapple relishGluten-free-mealNicaraguan-style churrasco, ramp mashed potato, baby vegetables, Valdeón blue cheese chimichurriTequila Malta marinade, bok choy, glazed carrots, crispy coconut rice

Sides


Desserts

White and dark chocolate mousse, strawberry sorbet, fresh strawberriesMango, red currant and pistachio ice creamsHouse made caramel cornTres leches soaked coconut cake, pineapple preserve, mascarponeRoasted 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%.