Growing Goods: How The Little Nell Serves up Freshness

As spring turns to summer, The Little Nell comes to life with a bounty of fresh flowers, locally grown produce, farm-raised products, and edible organic herbs — all used to create a one-of-a-kind experience when visiting or dining at the Nell. Begin by experiencing the living wall. First created in 2015 and reinstated every summer… Read more

Food Trends for 2019: Predictions from a Master

The Little Nell has long been a trendsetter for noteworthy dining experiences. Aspen guests come with sophisticated palates, but they also want food that will serve as fuel. A vacation in Aspen can involve lounging at the pool, but more often, the draw is early gondola rides and long powder runs. Because of these preferences,… Read more

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: A New Year Dawns on The Little Nell

As the New Year peeks over the horizon like sunrise on our beloved Bells, we wanted to set aside a few moments to muse over the most exciting events of 2018, and all the wonderful things we’ve got planned for The Little Nell in the coming year. We hope you’ll join us as we raise… Read more

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