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.
Special film nights at Henning's Local:
Mom's Meatloaf Movie Mondays
Launched in December 2017 and running through late May 2018. Movie begins at 7pm (during regular dinner hours 5-10pm).
Each Monday, we screen favorite films about mothers, from unforgettable evil villains to classic characters who stole our hearts. Our regular menu is offered along with a $25 prix-fixed meatloaf dinner. Bring mom, and her dinner's on Henning.
April 30: As Good as it Gets (1997)
Helen Hunt, Jack Nicholson, Greg Kinnear,
Cuba Gooding Jr., Shirley Knight
May 7: Gypsy (1962)
Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood
May 14: Parenthood (1989)
Mary Steenburgen, Steve Martin, Keanu Reeves,
Joaquin Phoenix, Martha Plimpton, Dianne Wiest
May 21: Freaky Friday (1976 original)
Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris
April 23: Erin Brockovich
April 16: Raising Arizona
April 9: Mask
April 2: Mildred Pierce
March 26: Terms of Endearment
March 19: Grey Gardens
March 12: Joy Luck Club
March 5: Serial Mom
Feb 26: Where the Heart Is
Feb 19: Mermaids
Feb 12: Mommie Dearest
Feb 5: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Jan 29: The Blind Side
Jan 22: Postcards from the Edge
Jan 15: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Jan 8: Steel Magnolias
Dec 18: The Family Stone
Dec 11: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
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, Quails R Us, Somewhere in Time Farms, Tuthilltown Spirits, Willow Wisp Organic Farm.
OTHER LOCAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The Arnold House, Barryville Farmers' Market, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Big Eddy Film Festival, Cafe Adella Dori, Callicoon Farmers' Market, Callicoon Theater, Catskill International Film Festival, Cochecton Fire Station, The DeBruce, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Edible Hudson Valley, Floating Farmhouse, Inn at Lake Joseph, The Laundrette, One Grand Books, Mildred's Lane, 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.