In anticipation of a scintillating summer ahead in this beautiful Rocky Mountain town, Aspen’s only five star/five diamond hotel property, The Little Nell, is pleased to announce an array of exciting dining programs.
Highlights include the Ride & Dine Series; musical performances on the patio of The Little Nell’s fine dining restaurant, element 47; ‘live’ music on an outdoor stage at Ajax Tavern; JAS Café Downstairs at The Nell; the annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival; and more.
The Ride & Dine Series features four cycling excursions to Roaring Fork Valley ranches for a farm-to-table feast. Emma Farms and Home Run Ranch, both local purveyors of The Little Nell’s Food & Beverage program, will host the first three events. Guests get to ride to each destination where a Little Nell-prepared dinner awaits with personal wine selections from The Nell’s award-winning cellar. The series culminates in a community barbeque bash at Rock Bottom Ranch to benefit the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies for up to 200 guests.
Program Dates & Details:
– June 25, 2015: Emma Farms, Basalt, Colo., US$150++
– July 16, 2015: Home Run Ranch, Snowmass, Colo., US$150++
– August 13, 2015: Emma Farms, Basalt, Colo., US$150++
– August 27, 2015: Rock Bottom Ranch Barbeque Bash, Basalt, Colo., TBD
The Little Nell is the place to be during The Food & Wine Classic over June 19 – 21 with the unveiling of element 47’s third signature Champagne – this time with Pierre Moncuis of Cuis, France, guest sommeliers through the weekend and the return of the invite-only Red Light Lounge.
On the music scene – Beginning June 22, on Mondays through Fridays, the element 47 patio will host several Aspen Music Festival & School performers from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.; as well as an exclusive concert on August 6 featuring the Aspen Music Festival & School’s best talent.
Starting June 26, the Ajax Tavern patio will offer live music in the afternoons on the Ajax Stage on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 – 6 p.m. with food and drink specials.
JAS Café Downstairs at The Nell will host three concerts in the Grand Salon and three performances at the Aspen Art Museum. Join us on July 8-9 for Jacqui Naylor, July 15-16 with Christian McBride Trio and Ann Hampton Callaway on July 22-23.
Kids’ Cooking Class with Helen DeFrance returns this summer at element 47 on June 15, July 14 and August 11 with a new harvest ingredient featured at each class. Kids learn basic cooking techniques and take home recipes and treats for the whole family to enjoy.
The 4th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival takes place at Ajax Tavern on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, starting at 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season with oyster appetizers, a raw bar, a barbecue and plentiful sides and salads. This event is all you can eat & drink for US$89++.
Please note: Restaurants element 47 and Ajax Tavern will be closed from April 20 through mid-May.