element 47 opens its doors

The Little Nell is set to debut its new restaurant, Element 47, for dinner on December 1, unveiling a completely redesigned and refreshed space which formerly housed Montagna Restaurant. Element 47 references silver on the periodic table, a precious metal firmly tied to Aspen’s silver mining past. New to Element 47 and a departure from… Read more

The Perfect Brussels Sprouts

Chef Matt O’Neill at Ajax Tavern has a cult following, and not just for his double cheeseburgers and truffle fries. While they are quite addictive, it’s his Brussels sprouts that have guests clamoring for the recipe and wanting to meet the man behind the magic greens. So, without further ado, here is the secret recipe… Read more

Beaujolais Week

If Thanksgiving wasn’t enough delicious food and drink for you (or if you just want to keep the gravy train going), Ajax Tavern is celebrating Beaujolais Week. What is that, you may ask?  It’s the annual release of Beaujolais nouveau (a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France). In celebration, we’re pouring… Read more

Colorado Cocktails

With the opening of Element 47 next week, we’re finalizing all of our menus, training our servers, quizzing our bartenders and generally buzzing with excitement. One of the things we are most excited about at Element 47 is our Colorado Cocktail list. All of our cocktails will feature Colorado’s artisanal distilleries, such as Caprock Gin… Read more

More than skiing on Aspen Mountain

Skiing on Aspen Mountain is unbeatable, but with the addition of slope-side activities such as complimentary yoga, there’s plenty of reasons to take a break from the powder this winter. Guests and locals may partake in complimentary Yoga atop Aspen Mountain Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. inside the Sundeck. Yoga… Read more

Holiday Fun

Element 47 presents: A festive Christmas Dinner and celebratory New Years Eve! Dec. 24 and 25, from 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. til 2013. Reservations Recommended: Please call 970-920-6330.  **Vegetarian and Children’s Menus are available.**

House Champagne at Element 47

Every restaurant needs its own house wine. With the upcoming opening of Element 47 at The Little Nell, we figured what would be better than bubbles? Our wine team (Master Sommeliers Jonathan Pullis and Sabato Sagaria, as well as Advanced Sommelier Carlton McCoy) took the task of selecting a house champagne very seriously. They wanted… Read more

Featured Wedding – Joey and Josh

Meet Joey and Josh – quite possibly the most adorable couple we have ever seen. Joey and Josh were wed atop Aspen Mountain on Sept. 15, 2012, with careful scheduling consideration given to important games. You see, Josh’s father is the athletic director at the University of Washington, and Joey’s dad heads the NCAA. With… Read more

Stars of the Industry Awards

We’re very proud to announce that The Little Nell received three Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association Stars of the Industry Awards yesterday at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Jose Machuca – our capeless superhero in banquets – was the winner of the Food & Beverage Supervisory Award, and Josh Jayne won Front of House… Read more

Thanksgiving

We’re already getting asked about our plans for Thanksgiving, so we wanted to let folks what we’re cooking up. Element 47, our new restaurant, will not be open until November 30, so our Thanksgiving meal will be at Ajax Tavern. Dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. The price is three courses for $45…. Read more