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 


~Christmas Holiday Menu~2018~

All orders must be placed with Russell’s by 4:00 pm on December 18th, 2018

Russell’s will be open on Christmas Eve Day, 
December 24th, 2018 from 9:00am until 12:00 noon. 
All orders must be picked up by that time. Thank You. Enjoy! Russell’s. 


Hors D'oeuvres:

Minimum one dozen.

Items marked with * minimum of six (6).

Vegetarian: V

Gluten-free: G

Last minute hands on 

(i.e., garnish with sauces): H


G, *Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped U-8 (Dry) Sea Scallops

Spicy citrus remoulade sauce.

($4.50 each)


H-Corn Scallion Pancakes, House-Cured Duck Breast

Garnished with peach compote.

($32.00 per dz)


V-Butternut Strudel

Our classic.

($22.00 per dz)


G-Grilled New Zealand Lamb Rib Chops

Topped with truffled porcini mushrooms

($48.00 per dz)


G, H--(U-15 White) Lime Butter Poached Shrimp

Topped with avocado salsa.

($36.00 per dz)




   "Hard Shell" Maine Lobster Bisque

 Scented with Brandy, a touch of saffron, tomato and fresh herbs.

($24.00 per pint, Serves Two, 4oz Lobster Meat)


*Savory Oysters (Ready to bake)

 Chorizo sausage stuffing, scented with charred peppers, overnight tomatoes,

manchego cheese, garlic, cilantro and spice.

($3.50 per piece)


Russell's Grappa Cured Faroe Island Salmon Gravlox

 Scented with dill, pink peppercorns, cardamom, coriander and smoked sea salt.

Offered with multigrain crostinis, an espresso coffee

mustard sauce, capers, onion, tomato and egg.

($28.00 per pound)


 Crane’s Seafood Stuffed Cohog Clams

Shrimp, scallops, crab meat, clams, butter, fresh thyme, onion and garlic.

($ 4.95 per piece) 


Acme Hardwood Smoked Sable

Twelve caraway rye bread toast points, 4.0 oz. sable. Horseradish mustard crème fraiche. Serves two.
($ 16.95) 


V-Farmers Cheese, Potato Pierogies (Large)

Sautéed. (Grandma Mary’s Recipe)  ($ 30.00 per dozen) 


V-Ginger, Lemongrass Hummus

Scented with garlic, lemon zest, Thai chili, and mirin wine.

Topped with fried shallots in mushroom honey soy.  Offered with fried scallion cakes and crispy papadum.

(Serves 4-8) (1 qt $ 18.00)



Pear, Apple and Sausage Stuffing

($ 10.95 quart)  


Gratin Potatoes Layered with Gruyere Cheese and Leeks 

($ 14.95 quart) 


V-Our "Famous" Macaroni and Cheese

Multigrain elbows, our special blend of cheeses.

 ($12.50 quart)


G, V--Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

($10.00 quart) (Porcini mushrooms, + $6.00) 

V-Tender Pearl Onions, Dill Cream Sauce

 ($ 6.95 pint) 

V, G--Braised Red Cabbage

Scented with caraway seeds, sugar, red wine vinegar.  

 ($ 8.50 quart)   

V-Carnival Corn Pudding

A confetti of vegetables and corn, baked in rich cheese custard. 

($ 6.50 pint)

G-Applewood Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts, Balsamic Honey Drizzle

Still Russell’s Favorite!   

($ 8.50 pint, $16.00 quart) 


V, G--Tender Carrots, Pickled Cauliflower

($ 10.50 quart)


Classic Bake Stuffed 50 Count” Idaho Potato

Our blend of Applewood smoked bacon, scallions, Vermont cheddar cheese,
sour cream, sea salt, and black pepper.
($ 6.50 per piece)

V, G-Oven Roasted Butternut Squash

Garnished with sundried cranberries. Drizzled with orange-scented apple syrup.
( $ 12.00 quart)
V, G-Confited Garlic Fingerling Potatoes

Porcini mushroom butter. (Shallots, milled black pepper, sea salt)
($14.95 quart)


V, G-Garden Greenbeans Toasted Pecans, Brown Butter

Scented with shallots and orange zest.

($ 12.50 quart)


V, G--Chipotle Pepper Scented Mashed Sweet Potatoes

($ 10.95 quart)


G-Roasted Garden Vegetables, Duck Cracklins

Carrots, fennel, celery, sweet onion, potato, duck fat, thyme,

sea salt, lemon verbena, milled black pepper.  

($14.50 per quart)

V-Cauliflower Gratin

A French Normandy classic. (No cheese)

($12.95 quart) 


We make our poultry stock with turkey and chicken bones, onions, carrots,

celery, parsely, thyme, bay leaves, garlic, peppercorns and slight clove.

Country Pan Gravy

($ 5.50 pint / $ 10.00 quart)


Gluten Free Pan Gravy

($5.95 pint  $10.95 quart)


 Madeira Veal Demi Glace

($18.00 pint /  $32.00 quart)


Horseradish Demi Glace

 ($ 18.00 pint / $ 32.00 quart) 


Porcini Mushroom, Maple, Calvados’ Brandy Scented Cream Sauce

($ 18.95 pint)





V, G-Honey Crisp Apple Chutney

Scented with orange zest and sun-dried cherries. 

($ 7.95 pint)

 V, G-Fresh Cranberry Golden Raisin Chutney

($7.50 pint)

V, G--Strawberry Lime Jam

($8.50 pint)

 V, G--Blackberry Pomegranate Jam

($10.50 pint)

V, G--Apple Pear Chutney

($8.50 pint)


Breads:  (All fresh baked on the premises)


V-Sky High Buttermilk Biscuits

($16.00 per dozen) 


Bacon Sweet Corn Muffins

($ 16.00 per dozen) 

V-Four Onion Biscuits

        ($ 16.00 per dozen)    


V-Harvest Loaf

A blend of cornmeal, whole wheat, wild rice and cranberries. 

($ 10.50 Each)


Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Baguettes

 Brushed with Garlic.

($12.50 each)



“Holiday Roasts”

Carvery Charge $ 15.00


Honey Roasted Whole Turkey

Apple cider and basil cured.

22-24 lbs., serves 12-16 guests.

Price: $160.00 (plus tax)

16-18 lbs., serves 10-12 guests.

Price: $140.00 (plus tax)

 Honey Roasted Turkey Breast

4 lbs, serves 6-8 guests

Price: $65.00 (plus tax)


Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Green Peppercorn Demi Glace

(Boneless) 8 to 10 oz. portions, serves 6-8 guests

Price: $120.00 (plus tax)


G-Herb Crusted Whole Roast Prime Ribs of Beef

24-26 lbs., serves 12-18 guests.

Price: $380.00 (plus tax) 

1/2 roast price: $190.00 (plus tax)


G-Garden Herb, Sea Salt Crusted Leg of Lamb

Domestic lamb, semi boneless, Med Rare, 8-9lbs. 

Serves 10-12 Guests 

Price: $ 180.00 (plus tax)


G-Char-Grilled Prime Tenderloin of Beef

Marinated in olive oil, garlic, milled black pepper, rosemary and Kosher salt. 

Price: $340.00 (plus tax) 

Average weight 8 lbs.  Grilled medium rare (117 degrees)


G-Slow Roasted Goose– Two Preparations

Slow roasted breasts crusted with fresh herbs. 

Confit of leg and thigh, garlicky and tender.

Serves 10 guests, Price: $280.00 ($28.00per person) (plus tax)


Semi Boneless Roast Duckling (serves two)

Price:  $64.00 (plus tax)

Offered with an armanac demi glace. ($ 18.00 pint)



Glorious Sweets



Petite Fours  

($28.00 per dozen)  

V-Granny Smith, Apple Crisp

($16.50 each)  


V-Apple pie, Apple Syrup

Garnished with candied almonds.

 ($28.00 each) 

V-Cinnamon Ice Cream

($10.95 per pint) 

V-Caramel Sauce

($6.50 pint) 

Bourbon Pecan Tart (12 in)


Serves 12 - 16 ($44.00) 

V-“Buche De Noel (Yule Log)”

By: Classic Cakes LLC.   

9” Small (Feeds 12 people ) $ 40.00

                                                   15” Large (Feeds 25 People)  $ 55.00



 ~Christmas Morning~

V-Tiny Blueberry Muffins

Lemon cream cheese filling. Minimum of six (6).
($1.75 each)

V-Orange Banana Tea Bread

Strawberry jam.
(Serves 8 guests, $14.50 each) 
V-Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Minimum of six (6).
($2.25 each)




Russell’s will be open on Christmas Eve Day, December 24th, 2018,

from 9:00am until 12:00 noon.

 All orders must be picked up at that time.