Jernan Herman, Sous Chef


Originally hailing from Lake Tahoe, Jernan Herman, better known as Nan, arrived to The Little Nell with a fresh diploma in hand from the University of Missouri. His professional culinary career began as an intern in Ajax Tavern in 2015. Over the next three years, Nan’s energy and passion for creating delicious food allowed him to rise through the ranks from intern to prep cook, line cook, supervisor and now sous-chef of the mountainside, French bistro. In keeping with The Nell’s desire to feature local, seasonal ingredients as much as possible, Nan works to cultivate relationships with local farmers and artisans and create dishes to highlight the best of the flavors found here in the Rockies. One example of this is changing the Ajax Double Cheeseburger to feature the hotel’s signature, local Wagyu beef. While outside of work Nan takes advantage of all the activities the Roaring Fork Valley has to offer, he feels true joy when cooking for others and seeing their faces as they enjoy his dishes.

Contact

685 E DURANT AVE
ASPEN, CO 81611

ajaxtavern@thelittlenell.com

Phone

970.920.6334

Hours

11:30 AM - 10 PM

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7th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival
Celebrate Labor Day at Ajax Tavern's annual oyster fest, featuring a raw bar, BBQ favorites, wine and beer, live music, dancing and more! $5 of every ticket price + raffle proceeds will benefit Youth Entity, a local non-profit that engages and empowers youth to discover their potential by providing real-world learning experiences that prepare them for future success.
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Summer Adventures
Sunny skies and blooming wildflowers set the ideal atmosphere for a Summer Adventure in Aspen! Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters, elevate your perspective with an off road tour to the top of Aspen Mountain, or venture on a stargazing tour with our expert guide.
summer prix fixe
Summer Prix Fixe Menu
To showcase the bounty from our new gardens at Rock Bottom Ranch, for a limited time, enjoy a $69 menu featuring your choice of three courses at element 47.


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