Mid-Week Cocktail Fix

We’re starting a new tradition this summer at The Little Nell. Every Wednesday we’ll be posting one of our summer cocktails from the Montagna Bar along with a recipe so you can re-create your favorites at home, wow your guests or simply enjoy knowing the mixology secrets of our talented bar staff.   Montagna Manager Joey… Read more

Greenalicious

We’re excited to be hosting an amazing event here at The Little Nell on July 19, featuring our very own Executive Chef Robert McCormick. Will you be attending this culinary extravaganza benefitting school nutrition? The Children’s Health Foundation, an Aspen-based non-profit dedicated to improving nutrition in schools, is presenting the 5th annual Greenalicious Culinary Extravaganza and Benefit… Read more

Downstairs at The Little Nell

There is an amazing amount of jazz at The Little Nell this week. JazzAspenSnowmass is featuring a great lineup in its June Festival Series. These are intimate performances at our new nightclub located on the lower level of The Little Nell Hotel. On Wednesay, catch Kellylee Evans and Sara Gazarek, JazzAspenSnowmass Academy All Star Vocalists. On Thursday,… Read more

Drinking Pink with Peter Cottontail

Easter is quickly approaching, and as with any holiday that promotes entertaining, many of us are scurrying around at the last minute Googling recipes and finalizing shopping lists. Usually the last thing that comes to mind is what to drink.  To help ease the anxiety, I thought I’d put together a couple fail-safe suggestions that… Read more

Little Nell Names New Exec. Chef

The Little Nell is proud to announce that Robert McCormick has been named executive chef, effective April 11, 2011. McCormick is no stranger to the hotel, having worked as executive sous chef since October, 2010. In that role he oversaw and supported all back-of-house culinary operations, as well as worked to initiate and orchestrate the… Read more

Italy – North Vs. South

 by Sabato Sagaria, Director of Food and Beverage for The Little Nell I recently returned from a wondrous 10 days in Italy, where I was wined and dined as a royal guest in Tuscany. Then I went on to Naples to fend for myself.  As I traveled back to the US, I began to… Read more

Sour Grapes?

Two springs ago, during our annual closure, one of our white wine coolers went down.  When we came into work, we realized that all of the white wine that we had stored in our day-use cooler had been “cooked.”  This included some of The Little Nell’s Wine Spectator’s Grand Award Wine List’s top white burgundies and champagnes, valued at… Read more

Court of Master Sommeliers

  Congratulations to the Latest Class of Advanced Sommeliers  This week 30 of the countries 105 Master Sommeliers descended upon The Little Nell to administer the Court’s Advanced Examination to 54 of the industries leading wine professionals (including three of our own: David Amouyal, Vilma Mazaite, and Csaba Oveges)  After three days of lectures, candidates… Read more

Oh, Sherry!

With 13″ on Aspen mountain and the winter season rapidly approaching, our incredible culinary team is busy fine-tuning our seasonal menus to provide guests with an unforgettable dining experience.   Sabato Sagaria, Director of Food & Beverage, traveled to Spain and Switzerland for a tapas-eating and sherry-drinking good time, only to be reminded that the same could be found in… Read more