Radicchio sometimes gets dismissed for its bitter flavor, but the Italian chicory has a bright, peppery bite that can be coaxed out with some balsamic vinegar and a little brown sugar. A light spread of goat cheese on the grilled bread here mellows out any remaining bitter edge.
Special equipment: You’ll need a pastry brush for this recipe.
This dish was featured as part of our story on Bruschetta, the Fancy Toast for Parties.
For the topping: