Top Chef Contender Joe Sasto is known for his attention to detail and passion for artfully displaying the fruits of local farmers' labors on the plate. His Goat Cheese Tart with Beet-Poached Fig and Hazelnut Crunch plays on the classic combination of beets and goat cheese and builds in sweet, earthy flavor by poaching figs in the juice of red beets. Beet pulp from juicing the beets binds the crunchy hazelnut topping. The result is a bright, earthy and sophisticated fall and winter dessert menu showstopper.
Recipe courtesy of JOE SASTO, a Los Angeles-based chef and a 2018 Top Chef contender.