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-mealOctopus a la plancha, summer pepper escabeche, crispy fingerling potatoes, lute seaweed saladAji panca glaze, frisée, pineapple chutneyVegetarian-meal Leaning Shed Farm tomatoes, queso frito, tomatillo vinaigrette, sourdough croutons, thai basilBaby 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  Gluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Chunky avocados, cilantro, chilies, onion, garlic, lime, fresh corn chipsGluten-free-meal Braised veal cheek, sweet plantains, malanga, aji amarillo aioli, queso frescoCrispy corn empanada, rooftop tomatoes, pepper sherry vinaigrette, marcona almondsGreen 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

Baby kale, house-made caesar dressing, gochujang paint, sourdough croutons, shaved parmesan cheese  Vegetarian-meal Leaning Shed Farm tomatoes, queso frito, tomatillo vinaigrette, sourdough croutons, thai basil

Entrees

gluten-free-mealMarinated Amish chicken, roasted fingerling potatoes, huancainaGluten-free-meal Wood-grilled skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon sofrito, sweet red onion, chimichurri sauceMexican achiote marinade, black pearl rice, pea greens, beech mushroomsPrime Creekstone Farms New York Strip, 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 cheese Corn cachaca, confit bacon, charred tomato vinaigrette, beech mushroomsWood-grilled lamb rack, lamb collar papa rellena, mushroom ragout, peasgluten-free-mealSaffron bomba 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-meal Slow-smoked Farmington ribs, Peruvian-style BBQ, coleslaw, garlic cheddar corn breadGluten-free-meal 14 oz wood-grilled Creekstone Farms ribeye, papas bravasGluten-free-meal Sweet plantains, bacon mojo, pickled pineapple relishGluten-free-mealNicaraguan-style churrasco, green garlic mashed potato, baby vegetables, Valdeón blue cheese chimichurriTequila Malta marinade, bok choy, glazed carrots,  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%.