Menu Ideas

Part of creating any unique experience includes adding your own special touches.  A one of a kind menu helps to set the tone for your event, and that begins with great ideas.  

We welcome the collaboration between your vision and our years of experience.  Together, we can design a custom menu, or if you prefer, you can choose from some of our tried and true dishes.  Either way, we know you will be pleased.  

Get started by browsing some of our ideas using the links below. 

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Russell's Creative Global Cuisine


The Grayson Room


We are located at:

20 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 8

West Hartford, CT  06110 

BBQ Menus

Hors D'oeuvres

Charcoal Grilled Calamari
Offered in a virgin olive oil, lemon garlic, and milled black pepper vinaigrette.

Corn and Clam Fritters
Crisped, offered with a basil scented tartar sauce.

Spicy Pies
Crisped, offered with a choice of pork, beef, or shrimp filling.

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits, Smoked Pulled Pork
Filled with our South Beach BBQ sauce and caramelized onions.

Saddle Bags
Crisped, filled with a spicy beef and onion mixture.

Snake Bites
Fresh jalapeno peppers stuffed with Longhorn cheese, offered with a lime scented (Cooling) cucumber dip.

Corn Cakes, Applewood Smoked Chicken
Topped with a port wine, dried cherry chutney.

South-Western Tumble & Roll
Crisped, filled with pulled pork, lime, Ancho peppers, caramelized shallots, and cilantro, offered with our aggressive pear-peach, smoked jalapeno pepper sauce.

Caraway Seed Cracker, Smoked Cream Cheese
Topped with our horseradish onion jam.

Crispy Chicken Wings
South Beach BBQ, jerk rub, lemon garlic.

Smoked Tuna Chili
Offered in tortilla cups. Topped with habanero chili peppered sour cream. 
Garnished with scallions and lime zest.

Baby Back Ribs
Heavy white hickory smoke, braised in Kentucky Whiskey, basted with South Beach BBQ sauce.

Applewood Smoked Sea Scallops
Served on garlic brioche toasts and garnished with a saffron scented
tarragon sauce.

Pecan Chicken
Crisped. Garnished with our holy trinity, chili aioli.

Flank Steak, Top Secret Marinate
Char-Grilled, garnished with scallions.

Corn Crusted Smoked Catfish Cakes
Crisped. Scented with garlic, thyme, lemon and dry mustard. Topped with caramelized onions and mushrooms.

Deep Fried Pork Shoulder Pieces
Marinated in a refreshing wet cure. Crisped. Drizzled with mustard oil.

Applewood Smoked Shrimp
Topped with a red bell pepper salsa.

Cross Eyed Chili
Aggressive, offered with diced purple onion, tomatoes, olives, smoked cheddar cheese, assorted grilled peppers, scallions, and sour cream. Served in corn tortilla cups.

Fajitas, Fajitas, Fajitas

Russell’s offers a wonderful, simple griddle of marinated chicken, skirt steak, sea scallops, and smoked pork. Served with a choice of bell peppers, onions, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, Jalapeno peppers, sour cream, and avocado hash for garnish to their flour tortillas.

Black Bean Salsa with Cilantro Spice
Russell’s will offer this spicy salsa as a garnish to your tortilla.


Hartford Farms Greens
Hydroponically grown greens, garnished with seasonal fruit, dressed in a black currant vinaigrette.

Dutch Butterhead Country Salad
Soft greens, garnished with cucumber, red onion, tomato, hard boiled eggs, beets and garlic croutons. A choice of dressings.

Classic Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, tossed with our dressing, toasted cheesy croutons and parmigiano reggiano cheese. Garnished with anchovies.

Field Greens
Hydroponic greens, garnished with honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon balls, tossed in a pear-mustard vinaigrette. (Seasonal)

Watercress, Aurgula Salad
Tossed with grilled corn, red bell peppers, corn chips, and slivered sweet potato, offered with a soy, lime, and ginger vinaigrette.

Tomatoes and Mozzarella
Layered with a basil balsamic vinaigrette. Garnished with toasted pine nuts.
Offered on field greens.


Sky High Biscuits

Garlic Rolls
Offered with chive butter.

Grilled Herbal Toasts
Brushed with virgin olive oil and herbs.

Chipotle Corn Bread
Chili butter with cilantro.

Johnny Cakes

Poblano Pepper Flatbread

Bacon Crusted Baguette

Hush Puppies

Wild Mushroom Flat Bread

Sauces and Salsas

The sky's the limit. This is a sampling of what we offer.

Horseradish Onion Jam

South Beach BBQ

Sevina Habanero
(An earthquake of Endorphin rush)

Jalapeno Ketchup

Red Bell Pepper Salsa

Dinner or Luncheon 


Hickory Smoked Tenderloin of Beef
Marinated with rosemary, garlic, and milled black pepper, with our South Beach BBQ sauce and a green peppercorn horseradish sauce.

Char-Grilled Curry Rubbed New York Sirloin
Offered with our garden vegetable sambal.

Hickory Smoked Midwest Sirloins
Black and blue, sliced, offered with pan gravy.

Beef Short Ribs
Braised in dilled horseradish sauce. (I love this)

Smoked Sea Salt Crusted Beef Spoon Roast
Seared in hot bacon fat, slow and low roasted. Choice of sauces.

Classic Pig Roast
Twisted, smoked, basted with herbs, spice, and our honey mustard glaze.

Fresh Whole Roast Leg of Pig
Offered with a maple chipotle demi glaze.

Barbecued Pork Spare Ribs
Charred, sweet, spicy, rosemary scented.

Maple Glazed Country Pork Ribs
Oven roasted, offered with a nutty romesco sauce.

Buffalo Sausages
Slow grilled, smothered with onions and celery.

Maplewood Smoked Leg of Lamb
Char-Grilled, slow roasted, offered with a mint and fresh fruit salsa and a 
horseradish and beet sauce.

Deep Fried Whole Turkey
Soon to be classic. Offered with a spicy mango habanero mojo sauce.

Applewood Smoked Turkey
Scented with basil and milled black pepper. Marinated in apple cider.

Applewood Smoked Chicken
Sweet, falling off the bone.

Nana’s Fried Chicken
Herbal scented, crunchy.

Applewood Smoked Salmon
Citrus marinated, char-grilled, garnished with a seasonal fresh fruit salsa.

Char-Grilled Adobodo Norwegian Salmon
Topped with a char-grilled corn salsa


Char-Grilled Seasonal Vegetables
Eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, oven roasted carrots, and
leeks. Splashed with a sherry vinaigrette.

Smoked Potatoes
Red “B” Bliss potatoes, hickory smoked and oven roasted with rosemary.

Oven Baked Stuffed Tomatoes
Filled with a savory spinach mixture, topped with herbal breadcrumbs.

Roasted Corn on the Cob (Seasonal)

Black Pan Potato Cakes (Large)
Pan crisped, with crushed black pepper, butter, and maple syrup.

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Classic, flavored with garlic chives.

Macaroni and Cheese
Country baked with Poblano peppers and mushrooms.

Baked Beans Our Way
Sweet. Spicy. Heart warming.

Dirty Rice
Baked with red beans, chicken livers, and garden herbs.

Red “B” Bliss Potato Salad
Italian style with onions, egg, capers, vinegar, olive oil, oregano, and garlic.

Vegetable Terrine
Layers of zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and tomatoes. Marinated
in a champagne vinaigrette.

A refreshing mixture of cauliflower, carrot, red pepper, onion, and celery 
in a mustard vinaigrette.

Baked Stuffed Yukon Gold Potatoes
Filled with a mixture of sour cream, bacon, shallots, scallions, 
cheddar cheese, and garlic.

Garden Slaw
Assorted shredded vegetables in a refreshing lemon vinaigrette.

Applewood Smoked Summer Chips
Yukon gold potatoes, crisped, with onions, bacon, and Poblano peppers. 
Scented with fresh basil


Apple Crisp
Garnished with gingered caramel sauce and cinnamon ice cream.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Key Lime Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Rosies Brownies

Cup Cakes

Fresh Watermelon
Garnished with black raspberry sorbet, strawberry/orange sorbet, and lemon/grape sorbet

Fresh Fruit Salad
Very pretty.

"Low Country" Menus

Hors D'oeuvres 


Oyster Roast
Grilled and steamed, offered with cocktail sauce, saltines, melted butter and sliced lemons

Oven Roasted Tomatoes
Wrapped with andoville sausage, garnished with a roasted garlic sauce

Cheese Biscuits, Smoked Pulled Pork
Topped with our BBQ sauce and caramelized onions

Lemon BBQ Chicken Thigh , Boneless
Offered with a smoked bacon dipping sauce


Southern Buster Crab
Offered on sweet toast, garnished with orange pecan hollandaise sauce

Pecan Chicken
Crisped. Garnished with our holy trinity, chili aioli

Cucumber Canapés
Topped with honey roasted turkey, smoked cream cheese, and jalapeno pepper jelly

Char grilled Calamari
Offered with a Mrs. Wilkes Cocktail sauce

Lump Crab, Chorizo Sausage Cake
Garnished with tidewater tartar sauce



Cheese Grit Casserole
Scented with Poblano peppers and fresh garlic.

Smoked Peach BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Offered with smothered vidallia onions

Nana’s Fried Chicken-Country Gravy

Corn Pudding in Casserole
Heart Warming

Fried Green Tomatoes
Chipotle cream drizzle


Classic “An Old Bay Simmer”
A blend of "Red bliss", shrimp, smoked garlic sausage, vidallia onion and cut corn.

Red Rice with Bacon
A blend of onion, red bell peppers, tomato and fresh thyme.


Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
Offered with cinnamon-chocolate chunk, vanilla ice cream.

Peach and Blueberry Cobbler 

Coconut Cream Pie 

Key Lime Pie