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, barramundi, preserved lemon leche de tigre, mote, sweet potato, red onion, cilantroAvocado, key lime, red onion, cilantro, aioli, soda crackersgluten-free-mealCucumber, red onion, cilantro, beech mushrooms, gochujang, fish sauce, ginger, tostadaGluten-free-meal Lightly poached gulf shrimp, roasted pineapple, gochujang, coconut, basil

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, luche seaweed saladAji panca glaze, frisée, pineapple chutney Leaning Shed Farm beets, queso frito, tomatillo vinaigrette, red sorrelBaby arugula, chipotle glazegluten-free-mealHouse-smoked lake trout, pickled chilis, red onion, preserved lemon aioli, plantain and 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, pepper sherry vinaigrette, fennel, marcona almondsGreen papaya, carrots, malanga, cilantro, smoked hazelnuts, sweet and sour adoboTempura cod, vigorón slaw, chipotle aiolivegetarian meal Spanish-style requesón, warm tomato preserve, garlic chips, smoked olive oil, toasted sourdough

Salads

Baby kale, house-made caesar dressing, gochujang paint, sourdough croutons, shaved parmesan cheese   Leaning Shed Farm beets, queso frito, tomatillo vinaigrette, red sorrel

Entrees

gluten-free-mealMarinated Amish chicken, roasted fingerling potatoes, huancainaGluten-free-meal Wood-grilled skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon sofrito, sweet red onion, chimichurriMexican achiote marinade, black pearl rice, Closed Loop Farm greens, beech mushrooms12 oz. Prime 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, brussel leaves, butternut squash, basil, garlic chips Corn cachapa, confit bacon, charred tomato vinaigrette, beech mushroomsWood-grilled lamb rack, pastel de yucca, lamb ragout, butternut squash, Closed Loop Farm greensgluten-free-mealSaffron bomba rice, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, chicken chorizo, tomato sofrito, peasgluten-free-mealSlow cooked Maple Creek Farms pork shoulder, Hazard Free Farms grits, sweet plantain mojo, chicharrón Lentil rice cake, green pea curry, baby caramelized vegetables, Closed Loop Farm greens      Slow-smoked Farmington Hills ribs, Peruvian-style BBQ, coleslaw, pastel de chocloGluten-free-meal 14 oz wood-grilled Creekstone Farms ribeye, papas bravasGluten-free-mealBeef tenderloin churrasco, Hook's cheddar potato gratin, forest mushroom chimichurriTequila and malta marinade, bok choy, glazed carrots, butternut squash, watercress salad

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, mascarponeLocal granny smith apples, brown sugar, ginger, buttermilk crust, butterscotch cinnamon ice creamRoasted 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%.