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 Scallops, shrimp, calamari, octopus, pickled ramps, poblano citrus sauce, choclogluten-free-meal Preserved yuzu leche de tigre, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, Espelette ginger beer sorbetGluten-free-meal Carrot ginger sauce, pickled ginger, green papaya, black garlic aioliGluten-free-meal Poached shrimp, rooftop garden chilies, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, avocado

Appetizers

Gluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Local greens, hearts of palm, dates, queso fresco, avocado, cherry tomatoes, spiced cashews, champagne vinaigretteOrganic romaine hearts, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, sourdough croutons, kale chipsPotato leek cream, Kalamata vinaigrette, roasted vegetables, sourdough croutonsAji panca glaze, frisee, pineapple chutneyBaby arugula, chipotle glazegluten-free-mealHouse-smoked lake trout, pickled chilis, red onion, preserved lemon aioli, plantain, corn chipsGluten-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 frescoValdeón blue cheese chimichurri, watercress, Klug Farms asparagusGreen papaya, carrots, malanga, cilantro, smoked hazelnuts, sweet and sour adobovegetarian meal Sweet pea butter, roasted mushrooms, goat cheese, pea greens, truffleTempura cod, vigorón slaw, chipotle aioli

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 vinaigretteOrganic romaine hearts, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, sourdough croutons, kale chips

Entrees

gluten-free-mealCriollo-marinated Amish chicken, grilled Klug Farms asparagus, Chilean mushroom ragout  Colombian recipe, known for amazing flavor and juiciness, passed down from Chef's motherGluten-free-meal 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, Klug Farms asparagus, Valdeón blue cheese chimichurriGluten-free-meal Brown butter sweet potato purée, bone marrow chimichurri, spring mushroom escabecheGluten-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, leek and corn chimichurri, pomegranate slawgluten-free-meal Creek Stone Farm short rib, ramp potato purée, mushroom ragout, peas, house chimichurrigluten-free-mealHerb-crusted, Bolivian pot pie, green peas, pea shoot salad, tajín yogurtSeasonal 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 strawberriesVanilla bean, guava and pistachio ice creams, lemon curdHouse made caramel cornDulce de leche and cocoa ganache, mascarpone fondant

 

 

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%.