Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

The Food & Classic in Aspen celebrates 33 years of fine wine, cuisine, Grand Tastings, seminars, socializing and more this weekend. Starting Thurs., June 19, The Nell will be teeming with formal and informal gatherings (from the restaurants to the living room to the stairwells), eccentric events (think pop-up concession carts and Champagne toasts), winemaker… Read more

Simon’s Top Summer Traditions

Summertime in Aspen unleashes an abundance of activities that appeal to all. We asked our Managing Director, Simon Chen, for his personal take on the best cultural, social and athletic endeavors in store this season. Q: The Food & Wine Classic is right around the corner – June 19 – 21 – how would you… Read more

The Little Nell – HQ for F&W

As featured on Forbes Travel Guide’s blog, The Little Nell is the place to be during the Food & Wine Classic. Hobnob with some of the nation’s best chefs at the 33rd Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (June 19 through 21, 2015). Chefs Jose Garces, Jacques Pépin, Marcus Samuelsson, Michael White, Andrew Zimmern, Rick Bayless and more… Read more

Recipe: Ginger Beer

Always dreaming up new recipes for each season, our mixologists at The Little Nell are known for their clever concoctions. These include housemade Vermouth, used in our Manhattan 100, and our very own Ginger Beer, also a key ingredient in the Moscow Mule. Try your hand at the latter with this simple recipe below. Little… Read more

“The Magnificent Seven” – 2015’s New Master Sommeliers

For four years in a row, The Little Nell has proudly played host to the annual Master Sommelier exam presented by the Court of Master Sommeliers. With ten Master Somms who have come through The Little Nell since its inception, and Aspen resident Jay Fletcher, MS, as an integral member of the program who helps… Read more

Top 5 Wedding Trends for Summer 2015

From the summit of Aspen Mountain and throughout our hotel downtown, The Little Nell offers an array of spectacular settings for weddings – each one unique and tailored to the happy couple’s personal style. To that end, our events team is always on the lookout for what’s new and creative on the wedding front. They… Read more

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: The Margarita 47

If you haven’t yet tried our tableside cocktails at element 47, you’ll want to put this on your list for summer. The Margarita 47 and Manhattan 100 were each named with their price per cocktail, at $47 and $100 respectively. Created by element 47’s chief mixologists, these signature drinks are prepared with flair, using only… Read more

Aspen’s Secret Season – Mid-May to Mid-June

Winter and summer in Aspen may be the peak seasons for recreational activity, when cultural events of all kinds hit their stride and restaurants brim with activity, but the shoulder seasons are also special in their own right. Coined the “Secret Season” by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, mid-May to mid-June offers a more relaxed… Read more

Recipe: Parker House Rolls

According to many of our repeat restaurant guests, among the most treasured traditions at element 47 are the piping hot Parker House rolls served with lunch and dinner. For those who would like to prepare them at home, our pastry chef, Curtis Cameron, provided the recipe. He also shared the history of these doughy treats,… Read more

Nick Barb Passes the Advanced Sommelier Exam

The Little Nell is thrilled to share the news from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Our very own Nick Barb of element 47 has passed the grueling Advanced Sommelier exam, held in April 2015. Nick shares his insights into this distinction and the work involved to reach this crowning achievement. The Little Nell: Tell us… Read more