Vote for element 47 in the James Beard Awards

The countdown to the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards is underway. Considered the Oscars of the American restaurant world, the Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. They awards cover all aspects of the industry—from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers… Read more

Bring on Ski Season!

Judging by the recent heavy snowfall here in Aspen, it’s safe to say another banner winter is underway. With Aspen Snowmass’ opening day just around the corner and the holiday season on the way, I thought now was the time to mention some exciting changes here at the Nell. HOLIDAYS ARE AROUND THE CORNER Thanksgiving… Read more

Cycling with the Pros – Little Nell Style

Written by Simon Chen, Managing Director, The Little Nell Aspen is a cyclist’s heaven. There are plenty of quiet roads, steep climbs and the views are some of the finest in the world. Because of this reputation, Aspen was a host for the third year in a row to the USA Pro Challenge, featuring the… Read more

Winter Wine Dinners – Save The Date

Wine Dinners are one of the highlights of our program here at element 47. Here’s just a sneak peek into some of the upcoming winter wine dinners – be sure to save the date! Sandhi + Domaine – November 23 – 8 p.m. at element 47 In a dinner hosted by Rajat Parr, leading authority… Read more

The Little Nell Visits South Africa – Recruits Over 20 Employees

Written by Simon Chen, Managing Director, The Little Nell  This summer, The Little Nell team spent eight days recruiting new employees in South Africa. We have partnered with Awesome Travel based in Johannesburg to bring South African Hospitality students to Aspen for a one-year internship at Aspen Skiing Company – which owns The Little Nell hotel…. Read more

Harvest Dinner Features the Wine Maker Himself

We were recently honored to have Dan Kosta, the owner of Kosta Browne, join The Little Nell for our Harvest Dinner on August 22. Dan Kosta   With over 20 people at the table, the dinner was casual and was served family style. A Local green salad and chicken paired perfectly with four different wines… Read more

Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival

The third Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival and BBQ will take over the Ajax Tavern patio on Labor Day, Monday, September 1 from 5-9 p.m.  The party will feature unlimited oysters on the half shell, Oysters Casino and other creative oyster hors d’oeuvres including the famed Rocky Mountain oyster. The event is all you can… Read more

Après is for summer too!

Chair 9 in The Little Nell was the new hot après bar in Aspen this past winter. And The Little Nell has continued that vibe with live music as “Chair 9 Stage” has continued on the Ajax Tavern patio this summer! As fall creeps closer, don’t miss a few more weeks of outdoor live music… Read more

The Courage Classic: Giving Back through Cycling

Written by Simon Chen, Managing Director, The Little Nell  The Little Nell prides itself on giving back to the community! And I am proud to say that this summer I competed, along with The Little Nell sponsored bike team in The Courage Classic at Copper Mountain, July 19-21. This year was the 25th anniversary of… Read more

Cali Cab Wine Dinner

This summer’s Cali Cab dinner was most impressive with 10 wines being paired beautifully with some of our favorite dishes from element 47. The point of this dinner was to try Cabernet Sauvignon through its recent evolution – starting with wines from the 70’s ending with wine from the current day. Despite the name of… Read more