Comfy in the Kitchen

A group of about 20 kids gathered in Aspen on July 11 for a “Comfy in the Kitchen” class. They learned the basics of cooking, and had a blast doing it. Chef/cookbook author Helen DeFrance taught kids basic cooking skills, and then after cooking, the best part came. Eating! The menu: Lunchbox Treats & After… Read more

Yoga in the Great Outdoors

We’re excited to announce that free yoga will return to the top of Aspen Mountain this summer. In our opinion, there’s no better place to practice. Mats are provided, and the class is held on the Wedding Deck (dubbed the Yoga Deck during classes) at the very top of Aspen Mountain, reached via gondola. Classes… Read more

Comfy in the Kitchen

The Little Nell is sharing the secrets for warm hospitality and delicious food with the next generation of Aspen by partnering with chef/cookbook author Helen DeFrance to teach kids basic cooking skills. Comfy in the Kitchen will be a series of four cooking classes this summer for children age 4 and up. “Each class will… Read more

Pimm’s Cup

As the weather starts to warm in Aspen (kind of…), nothing beats a Pimm’s on a patio. Any patio! The British beverage is delicious and is incredibly easy to mix for a crowd-pleaser of a cocktail. Here’s Food & Beverage Director Sabato Sagaria’s recipe for this treat: Beverage 2 oz Pimm’s 6 oz sparkling lemonade… Read more

Rocky Mountains Meet Smoky Mountains

At The Little Nell, we’re excited to offer a very Southern, very unique culinary event this weekend in partnership with Blackberry Farm. On Friday, join us at element 47 for a Southern Cocktail Hour featuring libations and bites, and on Saturday, a four course meal complete with wine pairings and a complimentary signed cookbook to… Read more

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