Penguins Skiing

OK, Pastry Chef Danielle Riesz here at The Little Nell in Aspen REALLY outdid herself with these cupcakes. What’s cuter than skiing penguins? All the lucky children staying here at the hotel this holiday season will receive this sweet treat as an in-room surprise! We love this time of year!

Wedding of the Month ~ Chad and Rosie

Ah, a fall wedding in Aspen. Is there anything better? Yellow leaves. Crisp but still-warm temps. Town buzzing with activity from hiking to biking to dining. Add to that a sweet couple that’s as down-to-earth and adorable as can be.  We think we’re in love… Here’s the story of Rosie and Chad Bellville. How did you two… Read more

Party Up Top

The Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain is much more than a place to grab a quick bite (although, their bites are quite delicious… have you tried the Asian Salad with Ahi Tuna?). This year, it’s home to moonlight dinner parties, free yoga and much more. Here’s the lowdown for what’s going on up… Read more

Thanksgiving in Heels

We asked Assistant Food and Beverage Director Vilma Mazaite, the advanced sommelier behind Aspen’s new Wine in Heels program, what she recommended pouring on Thanksgiving. Not a huge fan of Thanksgiving food (which may explain her tiny waistline), Vilma is all about the wine! Here are her top three picks: Willm, Riesling, Alsace, France 2010… Read more

JAS Downstairs at The Little Nell

2012 Winter Series Announced The popular JAS Cafe Downstairs @ The Little Nell Series returns this winter with eight weekends of music celebrating jazz from around the world. Pick and choose your shows with the new Winter Series Pass – 6 Tickets for Show(s) of your choice $120. Single show tickets are also available for $30/each… Read more

Thanksgiving Wine Tips

Give Thanks. Drink Wine.  When it comes to the turkey day, I reach for red wine to conquer the wide array of flavors and personalities thrown at you. Something that lacks oak and is fruit-driven can take the blows a long holiday can bring. The 2009 vintage was very warm in France, producing wines that… Read more

Winter Wine Tips

The Little Nell Wine Director, Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis, is an avid explorer of wine from around the world. He shares his latest musings on what to drink now when the snow is starting to fall… As the weather gets colder and the snow begins to fly in Aspen (we just received another 8 or so inches… Read more

Happy Halloween from The Little Nell!

  Just a few of our special Halloween treats from Little Nell Pastry Chef Danielle Riesz. Our queen of all things sweet, Little Nell Pastry Chef Danielle Riesz, LOVES Halloween. For Danielle, there’s nothing like bobbing for apples, eating caramel apples and enjoying all the fun that comes with a holiday focused around candy and treats. … Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese – Gorgonzola

October is American Cheese Month — a time when we celebrate delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers and chefs who bring them to your table. Here at The Little Nell, we celebrate local cheese by serving cheeses from the Avalanche Cheese Company, made in nearby Basalt, and we also love to pair cheese with delicious wines…. Read more

What to do in Aspen’s “Off Season”

Little Nell Head Concierge Carol Hooper hears this question a lot this time of year: “What do you do in Aspen during the ‘off season’ before skiing starts?” “Yes, there are fewer people and events going on in, but it’s also a really wonderful, quiet time to experience Aspen,” she says. “From hiking through fall colors to dining… Read more