Tucked away in the heart of the northern Catskills, Round Top Productions is an indie special events company creating programs and projects in the visual, literary, and culinary arts


Collaborating with local friends, neighbors, and businesses, Round Top Productions brings together adults and kids, alike, for community programs that share in the resources and bounty of the region.

In 2020, Round Top Productions will open a brick-and-mortar space in the building that was formerly Hartmann's Kaffeehaus, located on Heart’s Content Road in the Greene County hamlet of Round Top. The building is right next door to the fire station and just around the corner from the post office.

Together with Henning’s Local Test Kitchen, Round Top Productions will be home to a wide variety of on-going cooking classes, workshops, supper clubs, and food-related philanthropic initiatives. These special events will take place in the Heart’s Content building, as well as throughout New York.


Henning’s Local
Round Top

Norwegian chef Henning Nordanger of Henning’s Local in Sullivan County is pleased to announce the 2020 opening of Henning’s Local Test Kitchen. Based in Round Top in the former location of Hartmann’s Kaffeehaus, Henning’s new place will also contain a dining room, small bakery (in partnership with Potter’s Table from Round Top), cafe, and bar. And like his current restaurant, Henning’s Local Round Top plans to serve his own take on American comfort food (with a bit of a Scandinavian twist) and source ingredients from local farms throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley, with much coming from Greene County.

Born and raised in Bergen, Norway and Escoffier-trained, Henning Nordanger worked in several large hotel restaurants and mountain resorts throughout his home country, as well as 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. He moved upstate in 2006 and in 2012 opened the critically-acclaimed Henning's Local in Eldred, a remote town in the western Catskills, and then relocated the restaurant to Cochecton Center, where today it can be found above the historic Heinle’s General Store.

INSTAGRAM: @henningslocal
MUST READ: ’Henning’s Local: Destination Dining on the Upper Delaware’ in Upstater, published by Chronogram

Babette's Feast
Launching Winter 2020

Round Top Productions is teaming up with Henning’s Local to bring Babette's Feast to your table. Enjoy a memorable and delectable evening screening this Oscar-winning 1987 Danish movie and sharing in Babette's remarkable meal. 

Based on a story by British writer Isak Dinesen, the film is not only about food, but also love, generosity, and spiritual fulfillment. Watch a short video clip of A.O. Scott, film critic of The New York Times, discussing Babette's Feast where the meal is "lingered over in wonderful detail."

Set in 19th-century Denmark, on Babette's menu: Potage à la Tortue (turtle soup) served with Amontillado sherry; Blinis Demidoff (buckwheat pancakes with caviar and sour cream) served with Veuve Cliquot champagne; Cailles en Sarcophage (quail in puff pastry shell with foie gras and truffle sauce) served with Clos de Vougeot Pinot Noir; endive salad; Savarin au Rhum avec des Figues et Fruit Glacée (rum sponge cake with figs and candied cherries) served with Champagne; assorted cheeses and fruits served with Sauternes; coffee with vieux marc Grande Champagne cognac

Recommended guests: 12-24
Suggested locations: private homes, galleries and museums, special event-type spaces

Babette's Feast is Henning’s second favorite movie (after Fight Club)

Julia Joern was most recently a Partner at David Zwirner, a contemporary art gallery with locations in New York, London, and Hong Kong, where she oversaw a team responsible for marketing, press relations, and special events. With a background in architecture and design, she has had a range of creative professional experiences over her 25-year career spanning the visual arts, photojournalism, and book publishing. After working in the urban jungle, she now calls Round Top home — after being only a ‘weekender’ for two decades — in order to focus on regional projects in and around Round Top, as well as throughout the Catskills, Hudson Valley, and beyond.

P.O. Box 348  Round Top, NY 12473