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.


ASPEN, CO 81611




BREAKFAST: 7 AM - 10:30 AM
BAR: 11:30 AM - 9 PM
Please note: element 47 is closed for lunch and dinner service through the end of October. Please join us at breakfast and in the bar.

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dom perignon 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 that will be replenished throughout the night.
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Aspen Snowmass Opening Weekend
Aspen and Snowmass Mountains officially open for the ski season Thanksgiving Day! Keep an eye on conditions and start planning your winter escape to Aspen.
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element 47 Fall Specials
Celebrate autumn in Aspen with the best deals in town! Serving up food and wine specials at every hour of the day, element 47 is your Aspen oasis.

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