Head Sommelier, CHRIS DUNAWAY

sommelier at the little nell in aspen

Little Nell Head Sommelier Chris Dunaway arrived in Aspen in late 2015 by way of New York City. During his five-year run in Manhattan, Chris worked for some of the most respected professionals in the food and wine industry including celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. Chris grew up in a small farming town in Kentucky where he was exposed to the joy and conviviality of dining experiences at frequent gatherings with his family at large. These were often supplemented with the freshest ingredients from his grandparents’ garden and even homemade wine at times. “I was fascinated by wine at an early age,” Chris contends. “A sentiment forever ingrained as a result of many summer evenings spent walking through my grandfather’s grapevines." He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Transylvania University in Lexington and passed the challenging Level III Advanced Sommelier exam on his first attempt - a remarkable feat - just this summer, July 2016, in Phoenix. When he's not working, he's often on wine-related travels to Napa, Chile, France and elsewhere in the world.

Contact

675 E. DURANT AVE
ASPEN, CO 81611

element47@thelittlenell.com

Phone

970.920.6330

Hours

BREAKFAST: 7 AM - 10:30 AM
BAR: 11:30 AM - 10 PM

Please note: Element 47 is open for breakfast and serving all day in our bar. The dining room is currently closed for lunch and dinner until November 1. Please join us in the bar or in Ajax Tavern.

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aspen restaurant specials
Ajax Tavern Off Season Specials
Enjoy fall specials at Aspen's favorite bistro and slopeside patio all day, every day, in addition to happy hour specials from 3 pm - 5:30 pm.
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Biju Is Back
Back by popular demand, Biju's Little Curry Shop returns to The Nell for a 3-course dinner; a benefit for the Aspen Homeless Shelter.
new years eve party at the little nell
The Dom Perignon Party - New Year's at The Nell
The “it party” of the holiday season takes over the main and lower levels of the hotel with live music and DJs, bottomless Dom Perignon, an open bar and food stations from element 47.


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