Q + A with Carlton McCoy

Andy Duvine, an adventurer, wine connoisseur, ambitious cyclist, and curious traveler first met Carlton McCoy, resident Sommelier and Wine Director at The Little Nell in Aspen, in 2012. That’s the year Duvine began bringing guests to the hotel for a USA Pro Cycling Colorado Bike Tour and the two became fast friends. Following is an… Read more

Recipe: Lemon Soufflé Pancakes

Mornings at The Little Nell are made all the more sweet with breakfast at element 47. Among the most notable dishes on our breakfast menu are the lemon soufflé pancakes served with homemade raspberry syrup and toasted pine nuts. To prepare these at home, follow this simple recipe provided by our pasty chefs. Dry Ingredients: 1… Read more

Five Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

From skiing Aspen’s fabled slopes to toasting with Veuve Clicquot, what’s more romantic than Valentine’s Day in Aspen? For ways to spend the weekend, we’ve compiled a list of our top tips for two: 1. Ski through the trees to the Valentine’s Shrine on Aspen Mountain (hidden in the woods on Walsh’s). Created and maintained… Read more

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

Spring Menu at element 47

Here at element 47 when the weather warms, we find diners not wanting to have that long leisurely lunch. Instead our guests prefer to get in, get nourished and get back out onto the slopes to enjoy the rest of the beautiful March days. With this in mind, we have re-invented our lunch menu and… Read more

Winter Wedding Fun

We love a winter wedding. There’s just something about snow that adds romance to an already romantic event. This recent wedding was a small gathering in the element 47 private dining space and an adorable couple. Thanks to Jim Paussa Photography for the images.

An Evening with Cristom Vineyards

For the past 20 years Cristom Vineyards has been one of the pioneers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Wine Director Carlton McCoy says these are some of the best Pinot Noir-based wines outside of Burgundy. On Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., element 47 will highlight aged wines from Cristom Vineyards at an intimate dinner with Winemaker Steve Doener…. Read more

Try this at home

We’re loving the new items on our lunch/dinner menus at element 47, particularly this dish. It’s light but hearty, magically at the same time. We’re getting lots of requests for this recipe, so here you go Internet. Enjoy. Red Wine and Tomato Braised Squid from element 47  1 pound Squid, cut into ½-inch rounds and… Read more

Special Chanukah Menu

November 27th, 2013 (3 courses plus a glass of wine, $47) at element 47  First Course  red wine+short rib terrine, brown butter vinaigrette, farm squash, thyme or warm duck confit salad, frisee aux lardon, crispy egg yolk, sherry vinaigrette Main Course braised beef brisket, root vegetables, onion jam, fingerling potato or artichoke ravioli, burgundy black… Read more