These simple, hyper-flavorful appetizers, which balance salty crisp bacon with sweet chewy dates, with a rich almond center, are a popular bar snack at the Red Cat in New York City. Served piled high on a plate, they're a perfect cocktail-party finger food.
- 24 large moist dates, such as medjool
- 12 not-too-thick slices of bacon
- 2 oz. softened goat cheese
- 24 whole toasted unsalted almonds