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
Henning's Local hosts a variety of special hands-on, intensive workshops 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 complete class descriptions and to sign up, click on each individual link below, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On The Rise - Simple Breads Made Simple
Saturday, February 23, 11am-2pm
Going Green - An Ode to Irish Brunch on St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday, March 9, 11am-2pm
The Ultimate Series - Chocolate
Saturday, April 13, 11am-2pm
Cochecton Fire Station
From signature cocktails to tasty food, the Cochecton Fire Station is sure to become a staple in the community.
- Sullivan County Democrat
Originally the town’s actual fire station, its new owners Josiah Early and Ezekiel Miller converted the building into a community bar and restaurant. Together with Henning they have collaborated on an original food menu in two parts - ‘$5’ & ‘Not $5' - with all ingredients enhanced by the use of a wood-burning oven. Located at 1 Depot Road next to Cochecton Mills, this neighborhood place is open every day (except Tuesday), 12noon-10pm. Instagram @cochectonfirestation
Josiah and Ezekiel are also the team behind The Horses Mouth, an events and consulting business, with a focus on specialty cocktails and hosting cocktail-making and cocktail history workshops. They created the unique craft cocktail menu at Henning's Local.
Monday Movie Series
'Heists, Cons & Capers'
$20 prix fixe menu: Henning’s special burger with ‘secret sauce’ . . . plus plenty of popcorn & ice cream dessert
Dinner 5-10pm | Movie 7pm
Regular menu also available
Following on the heels of our inaugural series, Mom's Meatloaf Movie Mondays, when we screened favorite films about mothers, from the unforgettable evil villains to classic characters who stole our hearts . . . our new weekly series Heists, Cons & Capers delves into the worlds of crooks and criminals from double-crossing dramas (and comedies) to twist-and-turn thrillers. Escape today’s eternally bad news and enjoy a night of pure entertainment and good food with family and friends. Began October 2018 and runs through May 2019.
January 21 - Burn After Reading (2008)
Directed by Joel and Ethan Cohen. George Clooney, Richard Jenkins, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton
January 28 - Confidence (2003)
Directed by James Foley. Edward Burns, Andy Garcia, Paul Giamatti, Luis Guzman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz
February 4 - Heat (1995)
Directed by Michael Mann. Robert De Niro, Val Kilmner, Ashley Judd, Al Pacino, Jon Voight
February 11 - In Bruges (2008)
Directed by Martin McDonagh. Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes
February 18 - The Informant! (2009)
Directed by Steven Soderberg. Matt Damon
February 25 - Italian Job (1969)
Directed by Troy Kennedy Martin. Michael Caine
March 4 - Jackie Brown (1997)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Robert Forster, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton
March 11 - Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Directed by Guy Ritchie. Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Vinnie Jones, Nick Moran, Sting, Jason Statham
March 18 - Mission Impossible (1996)
Directed by Brian De Palma. Tom Cruise
March 25 - Ocean’s 8 (2018)
Directed by Gary Ross. Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Sandra Bullock. Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna
April 1 - Out of Sight (1998)
Directed by Steven Soderberg. George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames
April 8 - The Pink Panther (1963)
Directed by Blake Edwards. David Niven, Peter Sellers
April 15 - Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Tim Roth
April 22 - The Town (2010)
Directed by and starring Ben Affleck. Chris Cooper, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, Jeremy Renner
April 29 - The Usual Suspects (1995)
Directed by Bryan Singer. Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benecio del Toro, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Spacey
Film series continues until Memorial Day. Send in your suggestions and requests for May movies.
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 over 20 years ago, he began cooking in New York City, both in restaurants and as a private chef. Since 2006 he has lived in Sullivan County and opened Henning’s Local in 2012. Photo by Noah Kalina for Dveight Magazine
Chronogram/Upstater: “Henning’s Local: Destination Dining on the Upper Delaware”
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The Wall Street Journal: "A Stress-Free Summer Weekend in the Catskills"
Architectural Digest: "Sullivan County Is the New York State Getaway You've Been Looking For"
Hudson Valley Magazine: "What to Eat and Where to Stay Near Bethel Center for the Arts"
The Manual: "The Best Restaurants, Hotels, and Things to Do in the Catskills"
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, Lackawaxen Farm Company, Lato Sud Farm, Prime Foods, Prohibition Distillery, Quails R Us, Somewhere in Time Farms, Tuthilltown Spirits, Willow Wisp Organic Farm
OTHER LOCAL RECOMMENDATIONS
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9 River Road, The Arnold House, Barryville Farmers' Market, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Big Eddy Film Festival, Cafe Adella Dori, Callicoon Farmers' Market, Catskill International Film Festival, The DeBruce, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Floating Farmhouse, Hillside Schoolhouse, Inn at Lake Joseph, The Laundrette, One Grand Books, Mildred's Lane, Moonriver Inn, The North Branch Inn, Red Cottage, Red Rose Motel, The River Gallery, Stickett Inn, Sullivan County Visitors Association, Tusten Mountain Trail, The Western Hotel
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.