The Russell House Tavern


For our third Mystery Meet, we gathered our largest crowd yet at The Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square (14 JFK Street, Cambridge).

Ruseel House Tavern Sign: The Russell House Tavern   Food and Travel

Clue: America’s first poet lived in the same building.

A recent writeup by Devra First of The Boston Globe attracted a wider range of people and age groups, making for a great communal experience.

Happy Foodies 2: The Russell House Tavern   Food and Travel

Happy foodies

Menu: The Russell House Tavern   Food and Travel

A special menu from chef Michael Scelfo

Chef Michael Scelfo pulled out all the stops in preparing the meal (while tweeting photos from the kitchen) with a special four-course meal:

Course 1: In House Charcuterie Flight
House Cured Duck Ham, Chicken Liver Mouse, Lamb Rillette

Course 1 Ham and Liver2: The Russell House Tavern   Food and Travel

The chicken liver mousse was one of the evening’s highlights

Course 1 Lamb Rillette: The Russell House Tavern   Food and Travel

Lamb Rillette

Course 2: Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Cake
Local Corn Puree, Pickled Sudbury Shallots and Radishes

Course 2 Salmon Cake1: The Russell House Tavern   Food and Travel

Smoked Salmon Cake

Course 3: Berkshire Pork Duo
Creamy Grits, Heirloom Apple Latke, Sauce Vinegar

Course 3 Pork: The Russell House Tavern   Food and Travel

Berkshire Pork

Course 4: Warm Chocolate Cake
Ginger Ice Cream, Salted Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Cake: The Russell House Tavern   Food and Travel

Mmmm…chocolate cake!

The chicken liver mousse and pork over the apple latke were the runaway favorites of the evening.

Happy Foodies 1: The Russell House Tavern   Food and Travel

Cheers!

The bartender also prepared a wonderful flight of cocktails paired to each course for an additional $20:

Course 1: Rio Reviver – Cachaca, Cocchi Americano, Citronage, Lemon, Pernod

Course 2: Martini – Plymouth, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Boston Bitters

Course 3: Vieux Carre – Old Overholt Rye, Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura, Peychauds

Course 4: 1919 – Old Monk Rum, Pikesville Rye, Benedictine, Punt e Mes, Mole Bitters

Heather Brundage: The Russell House Tavern   Food and Travel

Heather returns for her second Mystery Meet

We had some returning bloggers including Glenn and Katrin of Wine Dine With Us, who offered this review, as well as some new bloggers Dale of Drinks Are on Me, who switched from his usual wine drinking to try the cocktail flight.



 Want to bookmark this for later? Sign up or log in.



facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail



Plan your trip with these books...












List Price: $16.95
Current Price: $7.70
buy now: 2014 Boston Restaurants (Zagat Guide)   Food and Travel
Price Disclaimer










List Price: $19.99
Current Price: $9.25
buy now: Fodors Boston   Food and Travel
Price Disclaimer













Get Our Best Articles Every Month

Sign up for our email list and we'll send you our best food and travel articles once a month.

Add Comment Register



Speak Your Mind

*

Don't miss our best stuff!

Once a month, we'll send you our most popular food and travel articles.

Don't miss our best stuff!

Once a month, we'll send you our most popular food and travel articles.