The fact that February is National Chocolate Month should come as no surprise to anyone reading this Blog. Valentine's Day is February 14, and that's probably the biggest Chocolate Day of the year. I'll be posting reviews of Valentine's Day for Chocolate candy and Chocolate Truffles in the next few days.
In the meantime, The Hershey Company has a month-long celebration to honor this national holiday. They call it Chocolate-Covered February in Hershey. Some of the events in Hershey, PA, include a Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire at The Hotel Hershey, a Cuban-Inspired Caribbean Dinner inspired by the travels of Milton S. Hershey at the Hershey Lodge, a Guided interactive discussion of chocolate lore at a Chocolate Tasting Adventure at Hershey's Chocolate World, and Truffles for Couples at The Hershey Story Museum where you learn the art of truffle-making. And there's a new event, The Great Hershey Quest. Available February 1-28, 2010. You'll be given a chocolate-covered passport and journey around Hershey, encountering sweet cupcakes, admission to Hershey area attractions, and chocolate-themed adventures during your tour of Chocolate Town. On this Quest, you will have a chance to win the "Ultimate Chocolate Getaway!" Boy has Hershey changed since I was a child!
Hershey: The Sweetest Place on Earth.
Here's a savory recipe from Hershey's Chocolate-Covered February Recipes. This rub would also go nicely with other fish.
Cocoa Seared Scallops
Prepared by: Hershey Lodge Culinary Team from Hershey Lodge
2 tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Dredge scallops in cocoa rub and sear on medium high heat for two minutes per