National Margarita Day!

It’s National Margarita Day (who knew?), so we’re celebrating at Ajax Tavern at the base of Aspen Mountain by serving up our Flaming Lips of Bell. This spicy marg will definitely put a kick in your afternoon. In a shaker filled with ice, combine: – 2 ounces Herradura Tequila – 1 ounce of Grand Marnier… Read more

Featured Wedding: Sarah and Shea

How did you two meet? A huge Colorado Snowstorm brought us together on my birthday in March 2010. Two days before my 31st birthday, my girlfriends were throwing me a party at Riever’s Bar in Denver. Around noon that day it began to snow. It snowed more than 20” in the mountains and more than 9”… Read more

Valentine’s Day in Aspen

The Little Nell’s Element 47 restaurant is offering a four course, $95 prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. So grab your honey and go celebrate! Call 970-920-6330 for reservations.

The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe Ever

Little Nell Pastry Chef Danielle Riesz makes lots of delicious treats this time of year. Her penguin snowboarder cupcake? Legendary. But perhaps the most warming, delicious concoction from her kitchen is her hot chocolate with house-made marshmallows. We also like to “super size” it by adding Amaretto, Bailey’s, Frangelica, Coffee Liqueur, Rumpleminze or another adult… Read more

Wedding Trends for 2013

Our very own Events Director Melina Glavas recently attended Engage!12, a luxury wedding business summit at The Breakers in beautiful Palm Beach. “Engage is where the best in the business meet,” Glavas said. “It’s such a small, isolated town in Aspen, and even though the world comes to us, we’re not always exposed to new ideas. That’s why… Read more

Featured Wedding: A Family Legacy

This month’s featured wedding is a bit of a departure (in that the ceremony and the reception were not held at The Little Nell), but it was too beautiful a wedding/story not to feature it on our blog! Barb Pfeifer and Simon Longacre were wed Sept. 29 in Aspen at the Pine Creek Cookhouse, located… Read more

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