As the FOOD & WINE Classic moves to September, Aspen five-star hotel continues the June culinary tradition with a new festival: The Little Nell Culinary Fest featuring Relais & Chateaux chefs.
Celebrate food, wine, and unsurpassed hospitality with a weekend of elegant, casual meals from world-class chefs and wine selections and service from expert sommeliers.
Participants may purchase bundled Culinary Fest Packages starting at $1,000 per person or a la carte event tickets ranging from $100 - $450 per seat.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2021
Sommelier Lunch - With The Inn at Dos Brisas | 12 p.m.
Enjoy an al fresco lunch amidst the gardens in the pool courtyard at The Little Nell. The three-course tasting menu by Zachary Ladwig, Executive Chef at The Inn at Dos Brisas, will be complemented by wine pairings selected by Chris Dunaway, Wine Director at The Little Nell.
Relais & Chateaux Gourmet Dinner - Presented in Part by Dom Perignon | 6 p.m.
Enjoy a Dom Perignon reception in The Little Nell Courtyard at 6 p.m., followed by an elegant dinner at 7 p.m. in the dining room at Element 47. The multi-course tasting menu will be prepared by the chefs from the four Relais & Chateaux properties while wine pairings and service will be overseen by The Little Nell's team of sommeliers.
SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021
Champagne Breakfast | 9 a.m.
Enjoy a decadent breakfast amidst the gardens in the Courtyard at The Little Nell prepared by Little Nell Executive Sous-Chef Oscar Carrasco, paired with champagne selected by The Little Nell sommelier team.
Garden Lunch - Featuring Eden Roc Cap Cana | 12 p.m.
Enjoy an al fresco lunch on the Element 47 patio with a four-course tasting menu by Adriano Venturini, Culinary Director at Eden Roc Cap Cana, complemented by wine pairings from Chris Dunaway, Wine Director at The Little Nell.
An Ode to Shellfish Dinner: A Taste of The Sea | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
This street food-style tasting event on the Ajax Tavern patio will feature different dishes from all of the participating chefs, each utilizing sustainable shellfish from producers affected by the pandemic, with a shellfish farmer in attendance. This reception is inspired by World Oceans Day, observed every June, an initiative that Relais & Chateaux has supported across all of its properties for many years. Enjoy wines poured by The Little Nell team of sommeliers, plus craft cocktails prepared with Duke Bourbon, Woodinville Bourbon, Volcan Tequila and La Adelita Tequila.
SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2021
Rose Father's Day Brunch - Featuring Rancho Valencia, The Little Nell and Whispering Angel | 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Father's Day with The Little Nell at a Rose-themed brunch at Element 47. Josh Holt, Executive Chef at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, The Little Nell's Culinary Director Matt Zubrod, and Aspen Mountain Club Chef Matt Doyle, have written a savory send-off menu with wine from Whispering Angel served by Chris Dunaway, Wine Director of The Little Nell.