Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's Time for Pancake and Hot Chocolate Month!

Blueberry Pancakes from Clinton Street Baking Co

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 7, 8, 9: crunchy bananas, cinnamon-chili-chocolate sauce

Feb 10, 11: Japanese pumpkin pancake, pumpkin seed streusel, warm maple butter

Valentine’s Day: chocolate chunks, fresh raspberries, raspberry-caramel sauce

Feb 15, 16: fresh coconut pancakes, passion fruit syrup, bananas

Feb 17, 18: almond frangipane, fresh raspberries, toasted almonds, raspberry sauce

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.

Caramel Hot Chocolate
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.

4 comments:

Nina said...

Yay! Pancake Month at CSBC! Thanks for posting the lineup. Definitely going to make as many as I can!

holly x said...

WHHHHYYY DO I NOT LIVE IN NEW YORK?! (I'm assuming this is in nyc... if not then substitute "new york" for "anywhere in the usa"!
keep up the good work and keep my mouth watering :)
xx

Christine Ring said...

I think it's kind of upsetting that CIty Bakery's Hot Choco Festival is repeating flavors through the month. Shouldn't they make it really original every day?

Still I'm pumped to go to City Bakery every dya.

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