Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Safe and Sound Dinner goes Latin at Carnivale !

The tables are set, the music is hot, and the fragrance of Latin goodness is wafting out of the kitchen at Carnivale, a Nuevo Latino restaurant that’s taken Chicago by storm.

The Safe and Sound Dinner at CARNIVALE drew 40 allergenistas who enjoyed Chef Mark Mendez’s allergen free menu that omitted the top 8 allergens and gluten.

Lisa Williams of Lisa Cooks Allergen Free at the Safe and Sound Dinner at Carnivale - June 29, 2009

The feast included:

Guacamole and Chips
Ropa Vieja - Sweet Plantains and Braised Beef

Entrée Served Family Style
Arrachera - Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak, Black Beans and Rice, Sweet Onion Chimichurri

Pollo - Guatemalan-Style Chicken, Jalapeno-Parsley Mojo, Potatoes,
Olives and Green Beans

Pernil - Rum Glazed Pork Shoulder, Puerto Rican Rice and Beans, Fried Plantains

Luscious Chocolate Cinnamon and Vanilla Caramel cupcakes provided by Pam Rose of SWIRLZ CUPCAKES were the perfect compliment to the Latin flavors of the first courses.

Lisa reviews the menu with Chef David to make sure the dinner is Safe and Sound.
Pam Rose of SWIRLZ CUPCAKES with her chocolate cinnamon and vanilla caramel cupcakes

Deluxe gift bags included samples, discounts and information from:

  • Peanut Free Planet
  • Bob’s Red Mill
  • Ener-G
  • Go Dairy Free
  • Tinkyada
  • Ian’s
  • Cherrybrook Kitchens
  • Authentic Foods
  • Allergic Living
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Claire Helena said...

Wow Looks like it was a hit! Wish I could have attended! ;)

Betsy said...

So much fun! Can't wait for the next one!!!