Head Sommelier, CHRIS DUNAWAY

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

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Clip-In with Christian September 2017
Clip-In with Christian Cycling Camp Returns to The Little Nell in Fall 2017! Ride Aspen's most famed roads with Christian Vande Velde, Craig Lewis and Ryder Hesjedal. Camp includes luxury accommodations, dining, riding apparel, nutrition plan and more.
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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.
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Ride and Dine
We invite all levels of cyclists to join us on a journey from The Little Nell by bike to arrive at Toklat Chalet in Ashcroft for an al fresco dinner, prepared by our element 47 chefs. The bike ride is 13 miles, with return transportation to The Nell provided.


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