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

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

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

New 3-$47 menu

3-$47 menu at element 47 (where you get three courses AND a glass of wine for $47) November 19th- December 2nd 2013 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… Read more

Special Wine Dinners at element 47

Oh have we got a winter lineup for you. Little Nell Wine Director Carlton McCoy and Food & Beverage Director Sabato Sagaria like to share spectacular wine and food, so they’ve arranged a series of special wine dinners throughout the winter season in Aspen. These meals are about exploring, learning and above all, having fun…. Read more

Key West Pink Shrimp with warm spaghetti squash salad

Already sick of Brussels sprouts and rutabagas? Spaghetti squash is, without a doubt, the cure for the winter vegetable blues. “The way we prepare it here at element 47, The Little Nell’s new restaurant,  is light and fresh. We use the squash with our shrimp dish at lunch, making it look almost like a summer dish,” said Chef… Read more

Beaujolais Week

If Thanksgiving wasn’t enough delicious food and drink for you (or if you just want to keep the gravy train going), Ajax Tavern is celebrating Beaujolais Week. What is that, you may ask?  It’s the annual release of Beaujolais nouveau (a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France). In celebration, we’re pouring… Read more

Colorado Cocktails

With the opening of Element 47 next week, we’re finalizing all of our menus, training our servers, quizzing our bartenders and generally buzzing with excitement. One of the things we are most excited about at Element 47 is our Colorado Cocktail list. All of our cocktails will feature Colorado’s artisanal distilleries, such as Caprock Gin… Read more

Holiday Fun

Element 47 presents: A festive Christmas Dinner and celebratory New Years Eve! Dec. 24 and 25, from 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. til 2013. Reservations Recommended: Please call 970-920-6330.  **Vegetarian and Children’s Menus are available.**

House Champagne at Element 47

Every restaurant needs its own house wine. With the upcoming opening of Element 47 at The Little Nell, we figured what would be better than bubbles? Our wine team (Master Sommeliers Jonathan Pullis and Sabato Sagaria, as well as Advanced Sommelier Carlton McCoy) took the task of selecting a house champagne very seriously. They wanted… Read more