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.
Bonus...pre-dinner our waitress brought us a plate of their famous biscuits. Gotta love the pre-carb carbo load.
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.
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 646-602-6263 Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm & 6pm-11pm Sat: 10am-4pm, 6pm-11pm; Sun: 10am-4pm