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.
Cooking classes & shorter workshop 'clinics'
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. Space is limited.
For complete class descriptions and to sign up, click on each individual link below, or email: email@example.com
Saturday, September 22, 12-2:30pm
Fundamentals of Cheesemaking
Saturday, October 13, 12-3pm
Pies for Fall & Holiday
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-8pm
Knife Sharpening Clinic
Saturday, October 27, 10am-2pm
The Need to Knead - Bread Baking 101
Beyond Kombucha - Fermented & Vintage Beverages | Fresh Pasta Making with Two Wild Foraged Sauces | Knife & Cooking Skills | Latco-Fermented Vegetables - Preserving the Harvest | Science of Pie - Pie Crust Intensive | Wild Foods Pizza Making (in partnership with Laura Silverman of The Outside Institute)
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
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 ingeniously 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. Instagram @thehorsesmouthny
Monday Movie Series
'Heists, Cons & Capers'
October 15 - May 20
Our $20 movie menu:
pop corn, burgers & ice cream
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 series Heists, Cons & Capers delves into a world of crooks and criminals, from double-crossing dramas (and comedies) to twist-and-turn thrillers. Pure entertainment!
October 15 - Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Directed by Steven Soderbergh. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts
October 22 - American Hustle (2013)
Directed by David O. Russell. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner
October 29 - Snatch (2000)
Directed by Guy Ritchie. Benicio del Toro, Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina
November 5 - Inside Man (2006)
Directed by Spike Lee. Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Willem Dafoe
November 12 - Three Kings (1999)
Directed by David O. Russell. George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze
November 19 - A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Directed by Charles Crichton. Kevin Kline, John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin
November 26 - Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Directed by Sidney Lumet. Al Pacino, John Cazale
December 3 - Heist (2001)
Directed by David Mamet. Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Sam Rockwell, Ricky Jay, Rebecca Pidgeon
December 10 - The Score (2001)
Directed by Frank Oz. Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett, Marlon Brando
December 17 - Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Directed by John McTiernan. Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary
Check back often for the upcoming movie list through May
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
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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
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, 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.