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Try this Bruschetta with Beet and Goat Cheese from Café Brun

Café Brun’s new owner Ben shares this brilliantly simple roast beetroot and goat cheese bruschetta recipe.

Café Brun in Antibes celebrates the “bon vivant” with generous Mediterranean cuisine, drinks made with love and a mischievous spirit. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly…perfect for lounging over a chilled glass of rosé, watching the world go by.

Ben explains why he chose this dish to share, “The menu at Café Brun is designed for sharing moments with loved ones; Mediterranean tapas, abundant sharing boards of carefully chosen charcuterie and cheeses, and these bruschetta are just perfectly for sharing with friends.”

Bruschetta Beet Goat Cheese

Roast Beetroot and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Try this easy bruschetta recipe as an appetizer. The delicious spread is made with beetroot and goat cheese and served on lightly toasted sourdough bread. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French, Provencal
Servings 2 people


  • 2 chunky slices Rustic Sourdough Bread
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 oz Goat’s Cheese soft
  • 4 1/2 oz Red and Yellow Beetroot
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • a handful of Parsley chopped
  • 1 garlic clove halved


  • Peel and chop the beetroot into wedges, drizzle with oil and season, and roast for 30 minutes.
  • Mix the cream cheese and goat's cheese in a small bowl.
  • Lightly toast the bread, then rub it with half a garlic clove.
  • Generously spread the cheese on the toast and the roasted beetroot.
  • Grill until cheese is melted and starts to brown.
  • Drizzle the honey over, and scatter over the parsley to garnish.
Keyword Beetroot, Bruschetta, Goat Cheese
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Drink Pairing Suggestion: Ben suggests pairing this dish with a crisp glass of Cote de Provence rosé, such as Maison Mirabeau Pure. The award-winning rosé’s citrus and lime notes complement the goat’s cheese.

Café Brun Antibes is at 8 Rue Aubernon, 06600 Antibes. Follow them on social media @cafebrunantibes or visit their website Make your booking directly with the owner, Bea, via email at Café Brun is open seven days a week, all year round.

Why Visit Antibes?

Antibes is one of the only medieval cities on the Mediterranean that has been nicely preserved. Surrounded by ramparts dating from the 10th century, the old town retains a village sensation inside the walls. Conveniently located on the French Riviera between must-see Nice and Cannes, Antibes is a relatively small centre. Outside the one-time defensive walls is Port Vauban. Billed as “Europe’s largest marina,” this is where vessels of every size and shape moor – from superyachts to fishing boats. Read more Antibes Insider tips.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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