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
LUNCH: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
BAR: 11:30 AM - 11 PM
DINNER: 6 PM - 10 PM

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the great chicken wing throwdown
The Great Chicken Wing Throwdown
Join us for a fundraiser at the Sundeck featuring a chicken wing competition between Aspen Chefs, entertainment by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe & DJ Dylan, and silent & live auctions. All proceeds benefit Lift-Up, Feed My Sheep, Stepping Stones and The Aspen Homeless Shelter.
snowcat powder skiiing aspen mountain
Your Aspen Adventure Awaits
We love finding ways to provide our guests with enticing Aspen experiences that go beyond the hotel’s amenities. This winter, we’re excited to offer six such exclusive experiences: First Tracks, Snowcat Powder Tours, Snowcat Academy, Ski Patrol Sweep and Groom the Mountain.
guest chef dinner series at element 47 restaurant
Hakan Thornstrom Guest Chef Dinner
Håkan & Anne Thörnström, owners of the Michelin-starred Thörnströms Kök in Göteborg, Sweden, will take over element 47 for a special, one night only dinner. Thörnströms Kök (Kitchen) opened in April, 1997, serving modern Scandinavian cuisine. Fourteen years later, it received a Michelin star.


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