Norwegian chef Henning Nordanger's take on American comfort food
Located in the upstairs space above the historic Heinle’s General Store in Cochecton Center, Henning's Local is a place for everyone, from the smallest get-together to the largest celebration. The experience calls to mind the simple pleasures of food one finds at an inn in southern France or at a local Italian trattoria, while retaining the relaxed and rustic atmosphere of the Catskills.
To showcase his love for good, honest food, Henning has built long-term relationships with many regional sustainable agricultural practices and businesses, including farms, bakeries, wineries, distilleries, and various culinary artisans.
READ THE RECENT FEATURE ARTICLE “Henning’s Local: Destination Dining on the Upper Delaware” in Chronogram/Upstater
NAMED THE BEST 'Fine Dining Restaurant' & ‘Locally Sourced Menu' by The River Reporter
Saturday Cooking Classes
Henning's Local hosts a variety of special hands-on, intensive cooking classes taught by local chef and educator, Cheryl Perry of Red Barn Studio and co-author with Felipa Lopez of For the Love of Pie. For a complete class description and to sign up, click on the links below, or email: email@example.com
Fruit Pies, Tarts & Galettes for Summer
July 13, 11am-2:30pm
The Main Course | Summer Salads with The Outside Institute
August 17, 11am-2pm
Fundamentals of Cheesemaking with Wine!
August 31, 11am-2pm
The Ultimate Comfort Food - Chicken Pot Pie
October 26, 11am-2pm
For concerts & music festivals you don’t want to miss, visit nearby Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel Woods, the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, is less than 10 miles from Henning’s Local. Located on 800 beautiful countryside acres, Bethel Woods features a 15,000-capacity amphitheater, performing arts center, and award-winning museum.
Start making your plans for one of New York’s biggest summer festivals when Woodstock (August 16-18, featuring Santana on August 17) celebrates its 50th anniversary, and other shows, including Elvis Costello & Blondie (July 20), and Ringo Star (August 16).
A 14-minute car ride from Bethel will take you to Henning’s Local, the rustic Catskills eatery that fuses Norwegian flavor with American comfort food . . . the restaurant is an excellent pick for a meal before or after a show. — Hudson Valley Magazine
. . . the area is a peaceful place to explore, with the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River at hand. The Upper Delaware may surprise you with its dining options . . . there’s something to fill any craving. Standouts include Henning’s Local — “19 Cities that Must Be Seen In 2019” in Expedia
Henning Nordanger was born and raised in Bergen, Norway. Escoffier-trained, he worked in several large hotel restaurants and mountain resorts throughout Norway, and for the King of Norway on his royal yacht. After coming to the United States almost 25 years ago, he began cooking in New York City, both in restaurants and as a private chef. Since 2006 he has lived in Barryville in Sullivan County and opened Henning’s Local in 2012. In 2020, he will open a second place in Round Top (located in Greene County in the northern Catskills) in collaboration with Round Top Productions, with a focus on food-related events such as cooking classes, pop-up dinners, and collaborations with chefs, bakers, and farmers from the region.
Photo by Noah Kalina for Dveight Magazine
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OUR LOCAL VENDORS
2 Queens Honey, Aaron Burr Cider, Agrarian Feast, Anthill Farm, Beach Lake Bakery, Beaverkill Trout Hatchery, Campanelli's Poultry Farm, Catskill Brewery, Catskill Distilling Company, Eminence Road Farm Winery, Gorzynski Ornery Farm, Hudson Valley Harvest, Java Love, Lato Sud Farm, Prime Foods, Prohibition Distillery, Quails R Us, Somewhere in Time Farms, Tuthilltown Spirits, Willow Wisp Organic Farm
OTHER LOCAL RECOMMENDATIONS
9 River Road, The Arnold House, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Cafe Adella Dori, Callicoon Farmers' Market, The Callicoon Theater, The DeBruce, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Farm Arts Collective, Floating Farmhouse, Inn at Lake Joseph, The Laundrette, One Grand Books, Mildred's Lane, The North Branch Inn, The Outside Institute, Red Cottage, Red Rose Motel, The River Gallery, Stickett Inn, Sullivan County Visitors Association, Tusten Mountain Trail
Photos of restaurant interiors courtesy Escape Brooklyn. Archival photo courtesy Town of Cochecton. Henning's Local is located above Heinle's General Store, which was founded by William F. Heinle, opened in the late 1800s, and remained in the family for well over 100 years.