Tree Lighting Fun

We had so much fun at last night’s 1st Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. Santa and two of his reindeer came to visit, and we sugared up with hot chocolate and cookies. Add an ugly sweater competition and a little holiday music for all to hear… you’ve got yourself some Christmas cheer.

Buddy Program Fun

We had the honor of hosting over 120 Buddies (both big and little) to build gingerbread houses on Sunday, Dec. 8. Candy mania! Event hosts Helen DeFrance and Jim Fifield led the workshop and helped raise funds to support the Buddy Program year round. The Buddies showed incredible creativity, and a great time was had… Read more

Live Music Schedule at Chair 9

Chair 9 at the base of Ajax will feature the following live music from 4-7 p.m. daily. Free. 675 East Durant Ave. Dec 9 – DJ Dec 10 – Closed Private Party Dec  11 – DJ Dec  12 – Kevin Hz and Friends Dec  13 – Closed Private Party Dec  14 – Mark Nussmeier Dec … 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

Chair 9

We’re pretty excited to announce a new bar at The Little Nell. The new après ski bar is called Chair 9, opening November 29.  The name refers to the number of chair lifts on Aspen Mountain, which currently is eight. The ninth chair is the final resting place for the Aspen skier who is ready… Read more

Wine Tasting in the Cellar

This winter we’re debuting our most intimate epicurean experience to date with private tastings in our 20,000 bottle wine cellar. “Basically, it’s a wine geek’s dream,” says Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy and the new wine director at The Little Nell. “This isn’t some hokey, pretend wine cellar. This is our ‘wine dungeon’ where we’ve worked,… 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

Kids’ Cooking – Halloween Fun

The Little Nell Kids’ Cooking Classes have been a smash this fall. Today’s class was Halloween Fun, which included kids ages 4-12 making a full-on Halloween feast. Instructor Helen DeFrance somehow magically guided a group of 20 kids through the process, keeping them on task and making sure little hands stayed clear of knife blades…. 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

Fall Fly Fishing

Little Nell Director of Fly Fishing Matt Burmaster loves this time of year, not just for the fall colors and the beauty of local rivers but for the fishing itself. “Late September/early October is when the brown trout are in spawn mode,” he said. “It’s when they get aggressive.” The fish aggressively strike at bait,… Read more