Head Sommelier,CHRIS DUNAWAY

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.


ASPEN, CO 81611





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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Chair 9 Apres-Ski Bar
Your reward for putting in a hard day on the mountain. Drop-in for beer, wine, cocktails and bar fare from 3 pm - 9 pm, and enjoy DJs daily from 4 pm - 7 pm and football on big game days.
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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.
Håkan Thörnström, chef and owner of the Michelin-starred Thörnströms Kök in Göteborg, Sweden, will take over element 47 for a one night only, seven-course tasting menu.
Håkan Thörnström Guest Chef Dinner
Håkan Thörnström, owner and chef of Michelin-starred Thörnströms Kökin in Göteborg, Sweden, brings modern Scandinavian cuisine to element 47 with a seven-course tasting menu.

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