Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hooray for Pancake Month at Clinton Street Baking Co.!

Blood orange peel and bittersweet chocolate pancakes from Clinton Street Baking Co

Sometimes I forget how much I love pancakes. Fortunately Clinton Street Baking Company has their annual Pancake Month Celebration to remind me. And when I saw their drool worthy pancake line up, I knew I had to go check it out for dinner last night...

So here's the deal, weekdays during the month of February from 9:00am until 11:00pm, Clinton Street features a special pancake of the day on their menu. Here's the line up:
Feb 2nd, 3rd and 4th: Blood orange peel and bittersweet chocolate
Feb 5th and 6th: Poached pear with pecan streusal and warm maple caramel
Feb 9th and 10th: Fresh raspberries and whipped lemon cream
Feb 11th and 12th: Classic chocolate chunk
Feb 13th and 14th: Strawberries and champagne zabayon
Feb 15th, 16th and 17th: Crunchy banana with cinnamon-chili-chocolate sauce
Feb 19th and 20th: Fresh blackberries and passion fruit curd
Feb 23rd and 24th: Roasted apples & pears with cinnamon sour cream
Feb 25th, 26th and 27th: Fresh coconut with roasted caramelized pineapple and macadamia nuts

Now I love the orange chocolate combo. I grew up on my dad's orange chocolate chip muffins. I make fantastic orange chocolate chip cookies. Alas, due to Lawman's aversion to this pairing--which I'd like to state for the record was not sufficiently disclosed prior to our marriage--I don't get nearly as much orange and chocolate as I'd like. I knew I had to, had to get to CSBC before this special disappeared from the menu.

I definitely had high expectations for these 'cakes and CSBC did not disappoint. The plate was piled high with three big fluffy pancakes and topped with dark chocolate shavings and candied orange peel pieces. The orange peel pieces were pleasantly sweet and chewy. As I tucked in to the pancakes I found myself worrying I might run out of orange peel, but looks can be deceiving and fortunately there were more bits of orange-y goodness packed and hidden in the pancake pile. Decadent and delicious, these pancakes are a must have for any fellow orange and chocolate fans. Fortunately you have two more days to head over to CSBC to give these pancakes a try.

Blood orange peel and bittersweet chocolate pancakes from Clinton Street Baking Co

Bonus...pre-dinner our waitress brought us a plate of their famous biscuits. Gotta love the pre-carb carbo load.

Clinton Street Baking Co Biscuits

Then...after dinner as we were walking out the door the waitress offered us a little paper bag of leftover scones from the morning. Free! And she said we could take as many as we wanted. Sweet!

If you aren't up for the pancake special, CSBC always features their excellent and famous Wild Maine Blueberry Pancakes on the dinner menu. Yum. I think I'll be back to try some more of these pancake specials before the month is out.

Blueberry Pancakes from Clinton Street Baking Co

Blondie: How do you feel about crunchy banana pancakes with cinnamon-chili-chocolate sauce or roasted apple & pear pancakes with cinnamon sour cream?

Clinton St. Baking Co.
4 Clinton Street
Between East Houston & Stanton
New York, NY 10002
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm & 6pm-11pm
Sat: 10am-4pm, 6pm-11pm;
Sun: 10am-4pm


Anonymous said...

Those all sound worth trying, especially the orange chocolate and banana chili ones...and the pear...and the raspberry/lemon...ooh and blackberries with passion fruit! It's simultaneously bad and good that I'm too far away to try any of those.

Maggie said...

Yum. They make such great pancakes, I'm sure all the flavors are awesome.

Anonymous said...

While I found the pancake's there to be just "ok" -- a bit on the large-but-tasteless side -- I found their chocolate chip scones to be fabulous. They are basically just huge biscuits with chocolate chips. After a few years, I have finally figured out that you can do the same with Bisquick, just add the chips, some sugar, and a little vanilla. I'll have to give CSBC another chance on the pancakes...

Brownie said...

@philly girl: I make my own scones a similar way! I use the jiffy flour mix add some milk, sugar, chocolate chips, a touch of vanilla and then sometime some orange zest or dried cranberries. Delicious!

Jessica Levine said...

I loved their Crunchy Banana Pancakes with Cinnamon-Chili-Chocolate Sauce. Clinton St. itself is also a great restaurant. You can read the review of the pancakes on my blog here: