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.
SUMMER COOKING CLASSES
Special classes in June, July, and August with Cheryl Perry of Red Barn Studio. See below.
The New York Times/T Magazine: “What to Do (and Where to Stay) in the Western Catskills” & Escape Brooklyn: "Try These 5 Upstate Farm-to-Table Restaurants" & The Wall Street Journal: "A Stress-Free Summer Weekend in the Catskills"
Special classes throughout the summer at Henning's Local led by Cheryl Perry of Red Barn Studio
Launching in June, Henning's Local will host a variety of summer classes led by local chef and educator, Cheryl Perry, of the Barryville-based Red Barn Studio. Space is limited. For class descriptions & to sign up, visit this page.
Saturday, June 23, 2-4:30pm
Fundamentals of Cheesemaking
Wednesday, July 11, 6-8pm
Knife Skills - Pro Technique for the Home Cook
Wednesday, July 18, 6-8pm
Beyond Kombucha - Fermented & Vintage Beverages
Saturday, July 28, 2-4:30pm
Fresh Pasta Making with Two Wild Foraged Sauces
Saturday, August 11, 2-4:30pm
Latco-Fermented Vegetables - Preserving the Harvest
Wednesday, August 15, 5-8pm
Science of Pie - Pie Crust Intensive
Saturday, August 18, 2-4:30pm
Fundamentals of Cheesemaking
Our mission is to teach people how to use, celebrate, and enjoy the bounty of the Catskill Mountains. With an emphasis on the environment, foraging, sustainability, and where food comes from, our hands-on classes offer interactive, educational experiences, knowledge, and techniques that can be used at home. We want to bring slow food traditions and knowledge into modern life.
- Cheryl Perry
Musical nights with 'Lady B' Thursdays in June, 6-8pm
We are pleased to welcome Barbara Gogan — now known as Lady B — to Henning’s Local.
She was the singer and guitarist of the English band the Passions, a New Wave band famous in the late ’70s and early ’80s, who toured throughout Europe performing at festivals and concerts alongside the Ramones, the Undertones, The Cure, Roxy Music, and Tears for Fears. In the 90s she began to play solo, as well as with other artists, including bassoonist Claire de Brunner, electronic music composer Sasha Pantykin, French composer Hector Zazou, and the experimental band Raw Believer. She currently lives in rural Pennsylvania.
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.
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, The Horses Mouth, Hudson Valley Harvest, Java Love, Lackawaxen Farm Company, Lato Sud Farm, Prime Foods, Prohibition Distillery, Red Barn Studio. Quails R Us, Somewhere in Time Farms, Tuthilltown Spirits, Willow Wisp Organic Farm.
OTHER LOCAL RECOMMENDATIONS
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, Cochecton Fire Station, The DeBruce, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Floating Farmhouse, 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.