Aspen Oasis returns Feb. 12

One week from today – Friday, Feb. 12 – Aspen Oasis, the world’s first on-mountain Champagne Bar, returns as does Clicquot in the Snow, the lively après-ski party at Ajax Tavern on its sun-soaked patio. Both offer Veuve Clicquot specials ($17 a glass and $89 a bottle), food and music, and will be open Friday… Read more

Guest Chef Dinner with Kerry Heffernan of Grand Banks

The Little Nell welcomes Kerry Heffernan, executive chef at Grand Banks, for the next installment of our Guest Chef Series. Grand Banks is a seasonal Oyster Bar and galley on the deck of a historic cod fishing schooner moored at Pier 25 New York. We invite you to read our Q&A with Chef Heffernan below then join… Read more

Vote for Ajax Tavern in USA Today’s 10Best Survey!

USA Today has nominated The Little Nell in its 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest! Their expert panel selected Ajax Tavern as a contender for Best Après-Ski Bar. When we think of après-ski at Ajax Tavern, we think ski-in/ski-out, truffle fries, mussels, rose wine, cozy banquette seating inside and a sun-soaked patio outside, Clicquot in the… Read more

An Homage to Lord Lamington

In anticipation of Australia Day, Aspen Snowmass, The Little Nell and Residences at The Little Nell team up with celebrity Chef Neil Perry Lamington every January to present a cooking contest featuring Australian cuisine. The private event takes place on the rooftop at Residences at The Little Nell overlooking Aspen’s slopes and downtown. As the… Read more

Guest Chef Dinner with Lou Rossi of Castle Hill Inn

For the second installment of our Guest Chef Dinner Series, Lou Rossi from Castle Hill Inn in Rhode Island, traveled to Aspen to take over element 47 for a special, one-night only dinner on Jan. 12. Executive Chef Matt Zubrod looked to Castle Hill Inn, a fellow Relais & Châteaux property, to invite their esteemed chef… Read more

The Pinot Posse Visits Ajax Tavern

Ajax Tavern hosted a special evening on Jan. 13 with a group that goes by the Pinot Posse, recognized as some of the best pinot noir winemakers in the country. Guests enjoyed a lively atmosphere, a four-course dinner from Chef JD Baldridge and fine reds from the seven great winemakers – J.K. Carriere, Kosta Brown,… Read more

Duvine Cookbook

DuVine Cycling + Adventure Company’s just completed cookbook includes recipes for favorite winter dishes from The Nell. See below how to prepare a favorite soup from element 47 thanks to Chef de Cuisine Matt Padilla, an entree from Ajax Tavern created by Chef de Cuisine JD Baldridge and a dessert from Executive Pastry Chef Curtis… Read more

Ringing in 2016 at The Nell

Thanks to all who joined us to ring in 2016 at The Dom Pérignon Party. DJ Valida, electric violinist KAT V and seven-piece band Project M kept the energy going straight into the early morning. Dom Perignon flowed all night while element 47 served up delicious dishes. Cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous New… Read more

The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe Ever

The Nell’s Hot Chocolate is the perfect treat this holiday season. Hailed by Travel + Leisure as “America’s Best Hot Chocolate,” by Buzzfeed as “Best Hot Chocolate Ever,” and tastemakers of all ages as their go to drink at The Nell, our cocoa has made waves for quite some time and in every season. Pastry… Read more

Oh, What Fun at The Little Nell Tree Lighting!

In keeping with holiday traditions, The Nell presented the Third Annual Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 13. Open to one and all, the festive celebration featured carols from SoL Theatre Productions, cookies from our pastry kitchen and cocoa from element 47. The Aspen Animal Shelter brought the “reindeer” – a Tibetan Mastiff along with several… Read more