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

Try all three of our cevichesGluten-free-meal Poached shrimp, calamari, octopus, barramundi, preserved lemon leche de tigre, mote, sweet potato, red onion, cilantroYellowfin tuna, hiijki, scallions, sesame, serrano chili, avocado, furikake, pomme souffléGluten-free-meal Lightly poached gulf

Appetizers

gluten-free-mealOctopus a la plancha, papas bravas, chorizo cantimpalo vinaigrette, lemon zest, preserved lemon aioliAji panca glaze, frisée, pineapple chutneyBaby arugula, chipotle glazeMaryland blue crab, Russian dressing, avocado, shaved egg yolks, lemon, everything crackersGluten-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 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  Vegetarian-mealgluten-free-mealLocal greens, hearts of palm, dates, queso fresco, avocado, cherry tomatoes, spiced cashews, champagne vinaigrette  Leaning Shed heirloom tomatoes, Japanese pickles, champagne vinaigrette, requeson, Thai basil, sourdough croutons

Entrees

gluten-free-mealMarinated Amish chicken, roasted fingerling potatoes, huancainaGluten-free-meal Wood-grilled skirt steak, congri, bacon sofrito, chimichurriMexican achiote marinade, black pearl rice, Closed Loop Farm greens, beech mushrooms16 oz. Prime Creekstone Farms New York Strip, bone marrow butter, house chimichurri, onion ringsGluten-free-meal Cracked-black-pepper-rubbed Amish chicken, hand-cut fries, baby kale, beurre montégluten-free-mealVegetarian-meal Tomato arrabbiata, forest mushrooms, Klug Farms’ asparagus, peas, pickled rampsWood-grilled lamb rack, spring pea butter, pastel de yucca, lamb ragout, Closed Loop Farms’ greensgluten-free-mealSaffron bomba rice, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, chicken chorizo, tomato sofrito, peas Lentil rice cake, green pea curry, baby caramelized vegetables, Closed Loop Farm greens      Slow-smoked Danish ribs, Peruvian-style BBQ, mexican street corn, coleslawGluten-free-meal 14 oz. Wood-grilled Creekstone Farms ribeye, grilled Klug Farms’ asparagusGluten-free-meal 10 oz grilled beef filet, leek potato cream, forest mushroom escabeche, ramp chimichurriAlaskan halibut, romesco, roasted rainbow cauliflower, luche seaweed, red sorrelBraised fennel, cipollini, onions, carrots, citrus mojoWood-grilled Slagel Farm's pork chop, al pastor marinade, sweet plantains, bacon mojo, pineapple relish

Seafood Bar

For four 98
6 East Coast oysters, 6 West Coast oysters, 1lb. poached Maine lobster, ½ lb. poached shrimp, 2 oz. Alaskan king crab legs, ceviche tasting
For two 50
3 East Coast oysters, 3 West Coast oysters, ½ lb. poached Maine lobster, ½ lb. poached shrimp, ceviche tasting
Classic shrimp cocktail
Add an additional shrimp for 4
East coast or West coast
Half 12, Dozen 24
Add an additional oyster for 2
Served with lemon, cocktail sauce, champagne mignonette, red wine mignonette

Sides


Desserts

White chocolate mousse, Klug Farms raspberry sorbet, mixed berries, Mexican chocolateMango, red currant and pistachio ice creamsHouse made caramel cornMilk soaked banana cake, peanut butter fondant, chocolate ganacheOld fashioned coconut cake, coconut frosting, mango ginger sorbet, toasted coconutRoasted hazelnut mousse, hazelnut sponge cake, oreo crumble, Zaya rum ice creamKey West style key lime curd, graham cracker crumb, fresh whipped 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%.