Seasonal comfort food meets favorite family recipes at Henning’s Local Test Kitchen, a new food establishment opening to the public in the northern Catskills in 2021.
A true collaboration by the two of us — Norwegian chef Henning Nordanger and Julia Joern, a long-time Round Top resident — our place marries our love of food and DIY design.
Inspired by traditions of home cooking gleaned from our own personal stories, as well as those gathered from friends around the world, our menu is sourced using beautiful and fresh ingredients from the bounty of our own Round Top vegetable garden, the Hudson Valley, and beyond.
Originally a farmhouse built in the late 1800s (and the former Hartmann’s Kaffeehaus), our special spot (and just a short walk from our home and garden on Blackhead Mountain Road) is being painstakingly and patiently renovated to include bright and minimal spaces filled with art, a sunny nook with a front-seat view of Heart’s Content Road, and a cozy parlor for coffee and cocktails.
Once COVID is in all of our rearview mirrors, we look forward to hosting communal indoor and outdoor supper clubs, pop-up projects, cooking classes, and workshops created together with regional chefs, bakers, and farmers, along with craftspeople, artisans, teachers, and other talented makers. In the meantime, visit our website for information on our Greene County delivery menu, as well as on-site pick up.
We also have an ‘off the menu’ program. Looking for something special, either at home or work? Whether it’s a five-course celebratory dinner, simple outdoor picnic basket lunches, a surprise gift box delivered to your cherished one’s doorstep, a customized thank you present for a teacher or frontline worker, or multiple individually packaged meals for an off-site event — we are happy to develop something ‘off the menu’ just for you, and deliver it safely and conveniently to your doorstep. We are extremely sensitive to COVID concerns and have creative solutions about how to experience and enjoy memorable meals without compromising safety. Food can be comforting. Food is love.
Sevice/Delivery Area: All of Greene County