element 47 opens its doors

The Little Nell is set to debut its new restaurant, Element 47, for dinner on December 1, unveiling a completely redesigned and refreshed space which formerly housed Montagna Restaurant. Element 47 references silver on the periodic table, a precious metal firmly tied to Aspen’s silver mining past. New to Element 47 and a departure from… 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

Thanksgiving

We’re already getting asked about our plans for Thanksgiving, so we wanted to let folks what we’re cooking up. Element 47, our new restaurant, will not be open until November 30, so our Thanksgiving meal will be at Ajax Tavern. Dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. The price is three courses for $45…. Read more

Holiday Parties!

We know, it’s not even Halloween yet, so we’re even a little hesitant to talk about it… but the holidays are coming! While it’s too early to start decorating, it isn’t too early to start planning. “You should book holidays parties early for the best deals and dates,” said Shawna Rahm, events manager at The… Read more

Announcing Element 47 – Aspen’s Newest Restaurant

We’re excited to announce the name for our redesigned restaurant! Plans are underway to remodel The Little Nell’s famed Montagna Restaurant in the fall of 2012, with the award-winning restaurant re-emerging as Element 47 on Thanksgiving Day. Element 47 is silver on the periodic table, a precious metal firmly tied to Aspen’s past. Aspen was founded… Read more

College Cooking 101

Remember “cooking” in college? It likely consisted of heating up Ramen noodles, making a box of macaroni and cheese or defrosting a pizza. Wouldn’t life have been better back then  if you knew the basics in the kitchen? Little Nell Banquet Chef Nick Fine took a few college students under his wing recently to teach them some… Read more

Fall Specials at The Little Nell

The Little Nell is offering several cultural expeditions this fall, including a Fall Photography Workshop with renowned photographer Peter McBride as well as The Little Nell Fall Culinary Classic with Executive Chef Robert McCormick. The Little Nell Fall Culinary Classic will give guests a hands-on experience September 14-17 that includes intimate cooking classes, behind-the-scenes interactions with… Read more

Welcome to The Nell

Take a two minute look at The Little Nell and what it has to offer in all of Aspen’s glorious seasons. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/47041662 w=500&h=281] For a complete listing of fall and winter specials, visit The Little Nell.

Baking at High Altitude

Have you ever spent hours preparing what you thought was going to be the best dessert ever? Only to have it be flat, crusty and sad? If you bake at altitude, the answer is probably yes. One of the many challenges of living this high on life is that baking is an absolute roll of… Read more