Celebrating Australia Day with a Meat Pie Contest

Aspen Snowmass ramped up for Australia Day a few days early with the 2015 Neil Perry Meat Pie Contest on the rooftop of the Residences at The Little Nell. Olympic and X Games gold medalist snowboarder Torah Bright and Sam Perry, wife of celebrity Chef Neil Perry, served as judges. For the contest held on… Read more

The Pinot Posse Rides Again

While the Academy Award-winning movie “Sideways” may have cast a spotlight on pinot noir to the average wine consumer, the Pinot Posse has taken it a step further. This troupe of West Coast winemakers begins their tenth ride through the Rockies this week with stops at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs on Jan. 18, Denver’s… 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

Fondue Night at Ajax Tavern

OK, we know it’s a few months away, but we’re already excited about this. We’re announcing Fondue Night at Ajax Tavern! Every Wednesday starting Wednesday January 8th – end of ski season. Menu: First Course Tavern Salad Butter lettuce, Dijon vinaigrette Or Grain Salad (selection TBD) Second Course  Cheese Fondue Sliced apple, broccoli, assorted pickles, bread,… Read more

2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival

Summer is FLYING by, and really the only thing keeping us from crying into our glass of rosé is that the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fest is happening to help us transition to fall. On the patio of Ajax Tavern on the Monday of Labor Day Weekend (September 2), we’re throwing an all-you-can eat (and… Read more

Aperol Spritzer for 2

The St. Germain Aperol Spritzer may be the perfect drink for summer. Sunday afternoons on the patio at Ajax Tavern, chances are at least five couples will be sipping on these. Refreshing, sweet but not too sweet, here’s your key to making this delicious cocktail at home or wherever you spend your lazy summer afternoons. Recipe:… Read more

The best strawberry lemonade ever

We’re gonna call it. It’s summer. There, no more snow. So we’re busting out the Ajax Tavern Strawberry Lemonade to celebrate. Even if you can’t be on the patio to enjoy this one in Aspen, you can at least make it at home and dream of summer in the mountains. AJAX Strawberry Lemonade Glassware: Pint… Read more

Iron Bartender

Local bartenders have been duking it out at The Little Nell each week this spring to see who makes the best cocktail in Aspen. On April 7, we’ll find out whose cocktail reigns supreme. The winner will get a trip to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival bringing together… Read more

National Margarita Day!

It’s National Margarita Day (who knew?), so we’re celebrating at Ajax Tavern at the base of Aspen Mountain by serving up our Flaming Lips of Bell. This spicy marg will definitely put a kick in your afternoon. In a shaker filled with ice, combine: – 2 ounces Herradura Tequila – 1 ounce of Grand Marnier… Read more