Will winter ever be over? Fortunately there are a couple things to look forward to in February besides Valentine's Day (and yes, your birthday, mom). Today kicks off Clinton Street Baking Company's annual Pancake Month Celebration and City Bakery's Annual Hot Chocolate Festival.
Here's the pancake line up:
Feb 1, 2: blackberry pancakes, blackberry syrup, lemon curd, warm maple butter
Feb 3, 4: poached pears, vanilla bean whipped cream, warm maple butter
Feb 21, 22: crunchy bananas, cinnamon-chili-chocolate sauce
Feb 23, 24: caramelized pineapple, macadamia nuts, toasted coconut, warm maple butter
Feb 25, 28: chocolate chunks, fresh raspberries, raspberry-caramel sauce
The special pancakes are served Monday through Friday from 8am until 4pm and 6pm to 11pm. And if you're not a fan of the particular pancake of the day, they do have their famous wild Maine blueberry or banana walnut, with warm maple butter pancakes on their everyday menu.
As for Hot Chocolate...last year Blondie was a fan of the Happy Hot Chocolate made with vanilla bean and milk chocolate. Blondie called it "Very creamy, very smooth, and most importantly not overwhelming sweet." This year Happy Hot Chocolate is on tap for the 27th. For the full schedule, check out the official Hot Chocolate Festival site. And head over to TONY's the Feed blog where Amy Pitt reviewed each of last year's hot chocolate flavors.to cheer us through the February gloom.