Assistant Sommelier, ERIK ELLIOTT

sommelier at the little nell in aspen

Erik Elliott joined The Nell’s distinguished team of sommeliers in late 2015, shortly after taking his Level and Level II exams with the Court of Master Sommeliers, earning an impressive result on the certified exam with the highest score in his class.Prior to being appointed Assistant Sommelier at element 47, Erik worked at Ajax Tavern at The Little Nell as a server and bartender where he gained much experience on the floor and knowledge about wine, which led to his pursuit to become a sommelier.Originally from Pennsylvania, Erik grew up in and around Philadelphia, graduating from Temple University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2013. Erik worked his way through college as a server at the fast-paced Del Frisco’s Steakhouse, where he learned the ins and outs of the restaurant business. After college, ready to experience a new setting and new way of life, he sold his car and bought a one-way ticket to Aspen, having visited his aunt in nearby Carbondale over the years and being drawn to the area. When he arrived, she suggested he apply to work at The Nell, he was offered a position at Ajax Tavern, and the rest is history.

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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