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 

“Easter Holiday Menu 2015”

All orders must be placed with Russell’s by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  Pick up by 4:00 pm       April 4, 2015. All orders must be picked up by that time. Thank you! Enjoy!

Grace your table with a beautiful Easter lamb cake, artfully decorated with flowers from A Special Place.                                                                                (The cake is edible.)                                                                          Arrangement ~ $55.00    Cake only ~ $18.00 


Appetizers, First Course

 Salads (serve 6-8)


Mexican Chop House Salad

A blend of romaine lettuce, avocado, tomato, corn, red onion, peppers and eggs.

Garnished with fried julienne tortilla chips. With our creamy cilantro dressing. Avocado on the side.



Andalusian Salad

Crunchy greens, with marinated artichokes, roasted red peppers, chic peas, red onion, olives, raisins and manchego cheese, with our aged sherry vinaigrette.



Soup (Quarts only)

Our stocks made in-house with fresh vegetables, spices, herbs, poultry and veal bones, fish racks, etc., depending on what type of stock is being made.


Porcini Mushroom Yukon Gold Potato Soup, Truffle Cream

Italian cepes, carrots, leeks, thyme, shallots, poultry stock.

$ 12.50


“Cold Water” Salmon Bisque

Scented with white wine and tarragon, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, fish stock, cream.



Vegetarian Black Bean, Quinoa (vegan)

Scallions, corn, cilantro, chipotle.



Classic Chicken Noodle

Roast chicken, carrots, celery, garlic, onion, poultry stock, thyme, bay leaves, egg noodles.



Smoke House


Sullivan Harbor Farm Smoked Salmon (Maine) 

The best Russsell has ever tasted to date.

Whole sides only. Average weight 2.4 lbs, $27.95 lb.


Our Cherry Wood-Smoked, New England Blue Mussel Sate

Marinated in our woodsy vinaigrette. Skewered with roasted shitake mushrooms and grilled sweet onion.

$6.50 per sate, minimum of three (3).


Lapsang Black Tea Smoked Pork Belly

Slow Roast, scented with ginger, lemon grass, garlic, mirin wine.

Sliced (1 lb. minimum)

$14.50 per pound


“Appetizer”—First Course


Savory Local Blue Point Oysters (Ready to bake)

Chorizo sausage, cornbread, charred peppers, overnight tomatoes,

Celery, onion, jalapeno chili, lime, cilantro, and Asiago cheese.

$33.60 per dozen ~ One dozen minimum


Farmer’s Cheese, Potato Pierogies

My Grandma Mary’s recipe. All you have to do is sauté until golden brown.

$24 per dozen


Pancetta Bacon Wrapped U-15 White Shrimp

Offered with zucchini pesto.

$36.00 per dozen ~ one dozen minimum


Butternut Strudel

Layers of phyllo dough, Feta cheese, dill, butternut squash, shallots,

parsley, and scallions. (Very pretty)

$18.00 per dozen ~ one dozen minimum


Holiday Roasts, Braises and Pot Pies

(Russell’s is West Hartford’s Pot Pie Headquarters)

(All Butchering done on the premises.)

Carvery Charge $ 15.00


Grilled Tenderloin of Beef

Marinated in olive oil, fresh garlic, shallots, rosemary, thyme,

milled black pepper and kosher salt.

7-8 Pounds ~ Serves 12-14 guests ~ $ 280.00


Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Horseradish Dill Demi Glace

Low temp, long braise, “Tender” will melt in your mouth,

5 pounds ~ Serves 10 guests ~ $ 120.00


Virginia “HatField” Hickory Smoked Ham

Corn Fed hogs, apple syrup glaze.

Serves 16-20 guests ~ $ 145.00


Roast Domestic Leg of Lamb

Semi boneless, herbal crust.

Marinated with garlic, rosemary, thyme, milled black pepper and kosher salt.

Serves 8-10 guests ~ $ 160.00


Chicken Ballintine Nicoise, Natural Jus

Bell and Evans whole boneless chicken, stuffed with a blend of sweet sausage, spinach, carrots, onions,      fresh herbs, and fontina cheese

Serves 6-8 ~ $ 70.00


Roast Long Island Duckling


Serves 2 ~ $64.00


Russell’s Famous Pot Pies

Our pies serve 2-4 hearty portions.


Chicken Pot Pie

A blend of savory gravy, chicken, carrots, thyme, celery, and onion in flaky pie dough.



Cuban Pork Pie

Tender pork shoulder, Calabaza squash, peas, black beans,

sofrito, sour orange, peppers, garlic, onion, and celery in our flaky pie dough.



Indian Curried Vegetable Pot Pie

Carrots, cauliflower, chick peas, paneer cheese and peas, potato, and peppers

in a spicy curried coconut sauce in flaky pie dough.



Seafood Pot Pie

A blend of shrimp, scallops, and salmon in a tarragon-scented

white wine cream sauce with carrots, celery, corn, potato, and shallots

in our flaky pie dough.



Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pot Pie

Our spiced pie dough with a blend of smoked jerk chicken thighs,

with pigeon peas, sweet potato, scotch bonnet chili, callaloo, onion,

celery, thyme, and scallions.



Beef Pot Pie

Tender braised beef, Yukon gold potatoes, carrots, Gilfeather turnip,

fresh herbs, celery, and onions in our flaky pie dough.





Armagnac Veal Demi Glace

$18.00 per pint


Brandied Porcini Mushroom Bosciola Sauce (in the Forester Style)

Sweet onion, leeks, tomato, cream, fresh marjoram

$10.95 per pint


South Beach BBQ Sauce

Our own. Created for a South Beach BBQ on Martha’s Vineyard in 1990.

$4.95 pint ~ $ 8.50 quart


Gluten-Free Pan Gravy (Poultry)

$5.95 pint~ $10.95 quart


Country Pan Gravy (Poultry)

$5.50 pint~$10.00 quart




Gratin Potatoes Layered with Gruyere Cheese, Artichokes and Leeks

$ 12.95 quart


Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

$ 8.50 quart


Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Savory Lemon Syrup Drizzle

Garnished with minced chives.

$ 8.50 quart


Broccoli Rabe, Pancetta Bacon

White balsamic honey drizzle.

$8.95 per quart


Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower Gratin

A French Normandy classic (no cheese).

$12.95 per quart


Roasted Vegetable Hash

Carrots, fennel, celery, sweet onion, duck fat, thyme, sea salt, milled black pepper.

$ 14.50 per quart 


Jumbo Asparagus, Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms

Scented with orange zest, olive oil, and sea salt.

($ 14.50 per quart)


Grilled “Adolf’s” Polish Country Garlic Kielbasa

Offered on a bed of grilled sweet onions and cabbage.

Scented with caraway seeds and black pepper.

Serves four (4) ~ $18.00



(All Breads baked on the premises)


Sky High Buttermilk Biscuits

$14.00 per dozen


Cheddar Cheese, Corn, Scallion Biscuits

$ 14.50 per dozen


Sweet Potato Biscuits

$ 14.00 per dozen


Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Baguette

Brushed with garlic oil

$ 8.00 each


Harvest Loaf

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

$10.50 each


Glorious Desserts


Granny Smith, Apple Crisp

$12.50 each ~ Serves six to eight


Cinnamon Ice Cream

$ 8.50 per quart


Marie’s Coconut Cupcakes

Famous. ($ 3.00 each) ~ minimum of six (6)


Classic Cakes Easter Eggs

Yellow or chocolate cake filled with buttercream, covered in chocolate and

decorated in a spring theme.

$6.00 each ~ serves two (2)