How to Experience The FOOD & WINE Classic Without a Pass

The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen is a magnetic intersection of culinary masters, vintners, and wine. Now thirty five years and counting, this premier gathering attracts a collection of gastronomical stars from around the world. Since the inaugural Classic, which garnered several hundred attendees in 1983 and was held in Snowmass, the event has evolved… Read more

An Evening with Delphine Laborde of Veuve Clicquot

Born in Reims, France, home to the renowned Champagne House Veuve Clicquot, one could say Delphine Laborde was destined to a life amidst the vines. Now a winemaker for Maison Veuve Clicquot, Laborde’s first memories in Reims trace back to being in the vineyards and among those working in the industry. She studied at AgroParisTech,… Read more

The Little Nell Goes to GourmetFest in Carmel

Relais & Châteaux is known for providing unique experiences from the finest hotelier and restauranteurs from all over the world. Up next is the annual GourmetFest in Carmel, Calif, a four-day foodie extravaganza featuring an exclusive roster of Relais & Châteaux Chefs and the World’s Best Wine Estates, held from Feb. 25 – 28, 2016…. Read more

Guest Chef Dinner with Kerry Heffernan of Grand Banks

The Little Nell welcomes Kerry Heffernan, executive chef at Grand Banks, for the next installment of our Guest Chef Series. Grand Banks is a seasonal Oyster Bar and galley on the deck of a historic cod fishing schooner moored at Pier 25 New York. We invite you to read our Q&A with Chef Heffernan below then join… Read more

Guest Chef Dinner with Lou Rossi of Castle Hill Inn

For the second installment of our Guest Chef Dinner Series, Lou Rossi from Castle Hill Inn in Rhode Island, traveled to Aspen to take over element 47 for a special, one-night only dinner on Jan. 12. Executive Chef Matt Zubrod looked to Castle Hill Inn, a fellow Relais & Châteaux property, to invite their esteemed chef… Read more

Duvine Cookbook

DuVine Cycling + Adventure Company’s just completed cookbook includes recipes for favorite winter dishes from The Nell. See below how to prepare a favorite soup from element 47 thanks to Chef de Cuisine Matt Padilla, an entree from Ajax Tavern created by Chef de Cuisine JD Baldridge and a dessert from Executive Pastry Chef Curtis… Read more

Silver Spork Social Dinner in Denver

On Dec. 12, diners gathered in downtown Denver for the latest edition of Silver Spork Social, a secret supper club created by a gentleman named Paul Laurie with his partner in crime, Kim Genung, that brings together chefs, bartenders and musicians for a one-night-only event. As Laurie explains, “Silver Spork is not a speakeasy, restaurant or bar,… Read more

The Nell Takes Part in Boulder Burgundy Festival

From October 22 – 25, Boulder Burgundy Festival brought together leading wine professionals, producers, aficionados and enthusiasts from across the country, including a significant number from Aspen and The Little Nell, for a four-day extravaganza of events. Master Sommelier and Boulder Wine Merchant owner Brett Zimmerman founded the festival five years ago, creating an opportunity to… Read more

An element 47 pop-up at Boulder Burgundy Fest

Burgundy Boulder Fest has been a highlight every fall for The Little Nell who has participated since 2012, this time presenting an element 47 pop-up dinner in the Chapel Hall at The Academy on Friday, October 23, an extraordinary evening of wine, cuisine and service. The Nell’s Executive Chef Matt Zubrod, element 47 Chef de… Read more