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 


*Minimum of 3 dozen of each item.


Edamame Crostini  * $16/dz
Garlic toast topped with aged asiago cheese, purée of soybean scented with basil and olive oil, garnished with sun-dried tomato pesto.

Butternut Strudel $18/dz
Layers of phyllo dough, feta cheese, dill, butternut squash, shallots, parsley, and scallions. (Very pretty)

Pear Chips, Gorganzola Cheese * $18/dz
Garnished with a toasted cashew nut.

Marinated Baby Artichoke Spoons * $24/dz
Topped with a lime almond, romesco sauce, topped with a dollop of garlic aioli.

Shiitake Mushroom Cakes * $18/dz
Topped with a lemon aioli.

Baby Artichoke Torta * $18/dz
Marinated artichokes, baked in a rich custard, scented with parmigian cheese, oregano and spice. Topped with lime scented romesco sauce.

Phyllo Crisped Asparagus * $16/dz
Layered with prosciutto and asiago, offered with lemon aioli.

Dill Potato Biscuits * $24/dz
Filled with smoked salmon, watercress, and a whole grain mustard vinaigrette.

Garlicky Broccoli Rabe Crostini * $18/dz
Layered with sun-dried tomato pesto and aged asiago cheese.

Crispy Potato Cakes, Tomato Jam $16/dz
Yukon gold potato cakes scented with lemon zest and milled black pepper.  Garnished with early fall garden tomato jam with minced chives.

Goat Cheese, Multi Grain Crostini * $18/dz
Garnished with a lime chili scented vegetable salsa.

Multigrain Grilled Cheese * $22/dz

Potato, Farmer's Cheese Pani Puri* $24/dz                                                           

 Crispy shell filled with potato farmer's cheese, onion, sour cream and chives.  Garnished with crisp bacon and minced scallions. 

Edamame Bean Cake, Oven Roasted shitake Mushroom Salad  * $18/dz
Scented with sesame, chili, lime, and cilantro.

Corn Salad Tartlets  * $18/dz                                                                                 

 Filled with white hominy custard, topped with a refreshing lime cilantro scented corn salad.


Corn Cakes, Butter Poached Lobster * $36/dz
Garnished with garden tomato jam.

Southern Buster Crab * $24/dz
Offered on sweet toast, garnished with orange pecan Hollandaise sauce.

Lobster and Scallop Coins, Lemon Basil Aioli * $36/dz
Scented with lemon grass, scallions and Thai basil.

Char-Grilled Shrimp * $28/dz
Marinated with ginger, garlic, and rum, offered with a papaya mango chutney.

Lump Crab, Chorizo Sausage Cake * $24/dz
Garnished with tide water tartar sauce.

Applewood Smoked Shrimp * $28/dz
Offered with a lime scented mango, chipotle dipping sauce.

Laotian-Thai Lobster * $36/dz
Skewered with red bell pepper and potato, offered in a curried coconut milk, chili scented sauce. (Aggressive)

Baby Artichoke Spoons, Lobster Salad * $36/dz
Tossed in lemon aioli, garnished with minced chives.

Curried Shrimp, Pani Puri* $24/dz
Crisp pastry filled with spicy shrimp in a vegetable yogurt sauce.

Seafood Fritters * $24/dz
A blend of clams, shrimp and scallops, flavored with lemon zest and milled black pepper, offered with a dill caper tartar sauce.

Crunchy Flower Oysters * $36/dz
Pine Island raised, offered on a garlic toast. Garnished with smoked bacon chipotle remoulade.

Shrimp Cocktail * market price
U-15 White shrimp cocktail, offered with a freshly grated horseradish cocktail sauce.

Grilled Tilapia Quesadillias, miniature * $24/dz
Filled with Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese, roasted jalapenos, poblano chilis, and charred tomatoes.  Offered with a rustic tomato salsa, aged Monterey roasted chilis.

Seared “Rare” Sushi Tuna, Wasabi Avocado Cream Sauce * $36/dz
Offered on a crisp dome, garnished with green papaya salad.    

North Vietnamese Fish Brochettes * $24/dz
Bass marinated with garlic, chili, ginger, onion, spices and fish sauce.  Grilled and finished with lime, peanuts, and fresh dill.        

Char Grilled Shrimp, Mango Mojo Sauce * $24/dz
Marinated with garlic, ginger, lemon and jalapeno chilis.  Offered with a spicy fresh mango sauce. (Aggressive)  


Pretzel Crusted Chicken, Three Mustard Aioli * $24/dz                                                  

Marinated in preserved lemon charmoula.

Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thigh * $22/dz                              

 Scallion sriracha aioli.

Sky High Biscuits * $20/dz
Filled with honey roasted turkey and apple chutney.

Aruban Style Chicken * $18/dz
Nut & seed crusted chicken. Garnished with a tropical refreshing aioli.

Crispy Chicken Wings * $10/lb (minimum 5 lbs)
Offered, South Beach BBQ, aggressive Jerk rub, or lemon garlic.

Pecan Chicken * $18/dz
Crisped. Garnished with our holy trinity, chili aioli.

Cayman Style Chicken * $18/dz
Crisped, marinated in Mirin wine and citrus juice, crusted with coconut bread
and macadamia nuts, garnished with our orange ginger aioli.

Duck Liver, Potato Pierogies * $36/dz 
Offered on a favabean cracker, drizzled with white truffle oil.

Grilled Chicken Adriatico * $16/dz
Marinated with lemon, garlic, olive oil and Cuban oregano.
Skewered with cured olives and pickled peppers.

Duck Sausage Crostini, Blueberry Compote * $28/dz
Garnished with minced chives.

Chicken Sofrito and Chorizo Sausage Sate * $18/dz
Drizzled with cliantro vinaigrette, skewered with a pickled pepper and anchovy stuffed olive.


The Bronx New York Cheese Steak * $30/dz
Griddled roll, smoked pastrami, grilled sweet onion in a dijon mustard scented Swiss cheese sauce, garnished with a pickled cabbage slaw.

Philly Cheese Steak Slider * $30/dz
Griddled roll, shaved beef, cooper cheese, caramelized onions and mushrooms.

Grilled Pineapple Smoked Cured Ham, Crispy Shallots * $21/dz
Gorgonzola cheese melt.

Oaxacan Short Ribs * $24/dz                                                                                                                Slow braise of chipotli, oven roasted tomatoes, fire poblano peppers in a tomatillo sauce, white hominy drizzle.

Grilled Flank Steak with Garlic Horseradish Dressing * $24/dz
Skewered, scented with cardamom and cilantro.

Oven Roasted Tomatoes * $18/dz
Wrapped with chorizo sausage, garnished with a roasted garlic sauce.

Franklin Connecticut Stuffed Mushrooms * $24/dz
Filled with a lemon scented veal and sage mixture.

Spicy Pies * $30/dz
Crisped, offered with a choice of fillings, pork, beef, or seafood.

Crispy Potato Cakes, Chorizo Sausage * $22/dz
Garnished with oven-roasted tomato and roasted garlic parsley guacamole.

Pozole Cilantro Scented Soft Taco * $30/dz
Filled with braised marinated pork, hominy, chopped onion, shredded lettuce and ground hot chilies.

Korean Barbecued Short Ribs of Beef, Cambridge Style * $28/dz
Boneless, offered in a tender, artisanal lettuce leaf, garnished with scallion sesame pesto.

Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped New Zealand Lamb Rib Chops * Market price
Garnished with smoked onion jam.

Biscuits * $24/dz
Choose from the following selection:

       Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce and Carmelized Onions              

Cheese and Roasted Tomato Biscuit with Artichocke Pesto, Proscuitto and Baby Arugula

Yeast Raised Angel Biscuit with Chive Butter and Lemon Scented Chicken

Sweet Potato Biscuit with Smoked Turkey, Bacon, Marinated Tomatoes and Chipotle Aioli 

Olive Feta Biscuit with Rosemary Aioli, layered with Baby Arugula, Roasted Pepper, Char-Grilled Roast Beef

Proscuitto, Parmesan Cheese Fritters * $18/dz
Offered with lemon aioli dipping sauce.

Asian Cured Pork Belly, Scallion Biscuit * $24/dz
Layered with green papaya slaw.

Seared New York Sirloin Crostini * $28/dz
Prime New York strip steak, seasoned with rosemary, sea salt and black pepper, garnished with carmelized onions and mushrooms.

Charbroiled New Zealand Lamb Chops * Market price
Garnished with woodland mushroom salad.

Stationary Choices

Grilled and Marinated Dipping Vegetables * $3.50 per person                        

 Very pretty, offered with your choice of sauce. 

Sate Works

Hanger Steak, Szechuan Peppercorn Aioli * $24/dz
Marinated in an aggressive Asian vinaigrette.

Prosciutto Wrapped Fennel Dusted Sushi Tuna * $36/dz
Drizzled with fig syrup.

Cherry Wood Smoked Pork * $24/dz
Marinated in a spicy apple cider brine, offered with our peach BBQ sauce.

Sunburst Chicken Sate * $18/dz
Marinated in a passion fruit brine, scented with lime zest, garlic, ginger, pineapple sage, smoked sea salt and Szechuan pepper corns.

Black Peppered, Hickory Smoked Turkey * $18/dz
Drizzled with a chimichurri sauce.

Bruschetta Bar * $10.50 - $14.50 per person, choice of three (minimum of 10 guests)

Russell’s recognizes the popularity and flexibility of Bruschetta breads, so we have created a menu that features their versatility. The possible toppings for Bruschetta are virtually endless. The following are some choices to top our Herbal Focaccias, Crostinis, Griddled Flatbreads and Rustic Yeast Breads.

Spicy Sausage with Grilled Fennel and Chopped Spinach
In a tomato olive vinaigrette, oven roasted mushrooms.

Broccoli Rabe
Sautéed in virgin olive oil, tossed with toasted pine nuts and parmigiano reggiano cheese.

Fresh Salmon Crudo, Green Olive Pesto
Tossed with peppery baby arugula lettuce and grilled fennel.

Garlic Crusted Roasted Chicken, Yellow Curry Miso Vinaigrette
with Chinese broccoli and scallions.

Grilled Calamari, Blood Orange Vinaigrette
with roasted garlic and jalapeno peppers.

Duck Confit, Roasted Shallots
tossed with shitake mushroom salad.

Shrimp and Mussel Salad, Saffron Vinaigrette
tossed with heirloom tomatoes and crunchy celery.

Fritters, Fritters, Fritters

Smoked Duck Confit * $28/dz
With grilled corn, shitake mushrooms and caramelized onion. Served with a toasted almond, cherry mole sauce.

Aged, smoked Basmati Rice, Chic Peas * $16/dz
With curried green peas, potato, and onion served with a cilantro chutney.

Escargot, Garlic and Tarragon * $16/dz
Scented with sauteed shallots and Italian Parsley.  Offered with a truffle aioli.

Herbal Goat Cheese, Smoked Bacon Fritters * $18/dz
Offered with a curry scented tomato dipping sauce.

Corn and Clam Fritters * $18/dz
Crisped, offered with a basil scented Naragansset tartar sauce.

Lobster Scallion Fritters * $36/dz
Scented with ginger, offered with an orange vanilla dipping sauce.

Seafood Fritters * Market price
A blend of clams, shrimp, and scallops, flavored with lemon zest and milled black pepper, offered with a dill scented dipping sauce.

Fennel Scented Sausage, Fire Roasted Poblano Peppers * $24/dz
With oven roasted eggplant, garlic, chipotle pepper, served with a cured black olive aioli.

Flower Oysters, Fresh Mango * $36/dz
Offered with a fresh mango mojo sauce.