Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton Market St., hosts Vivir, a weekly live entertainment program of performances featuring DJs, musicians, aerialists and Samba and Salsa dancers, on Friday nights between 7 – 10 p.m. With upcoming acts including performances from Samba Dancers, Salsa Dancers, Aerialists, Brazilian Singer Cecy Santana, Maracatu dancers and Congo drummers.
Carnivale’s menu, crafted by Executive Chef Jose Melendez Jr., includes several Latin inspired dishes like Vieras a la Plancha, Paella de Mariscos, Peruvian Chicken, Yapingacho and Fideos. Leaning into steak and seafood-centric dishes, Carnivale also offers steaks, seafood bites and ceviches, including Gaucho Steak, a 45-day, dry-aged Linz Heritage Ribeye, Bife de Chorizo, a Prime Halal Bone-In New York Strip, Yellowtail Tiradito Ahumado, East and West Coast Oysters and Shrimp Ceviche. Dessert items include a Chocolate Dome of white and dark chocolate mousse, raspberry sorbet, berries and cinnamon chocolate sauce, Organic Cotton Candy and Banana Pecan Toffee Cake. For weekend brunch as well as buffet brunch celebrations hosted throughout the year, Carnivale provides guests a varied selection of options such as Chorizo Spiced Pork Belly Benedict, Cajeta French Toast, La Madrina Sandwich, Lomito Sandwich, plus a variety of appetizers and sides like Ropa Vieja and Caramelized Plantains.
The beverage menu includes all sorts of new intoxications and libations, such as the Clover Club, Spanish Gin & Tonic, Old Cuban, Caipirinha, Cotton Candy Martini, Tommy’s Margarita and La Colmena. Several brunch-style cocktails are also available on Sundays, including Spanish Coffee, Michelada, Brunch Punch, Hemingway Daquiri and an array of sparkling beverages.