As a youngster, I took life-drawing classes at the Art Students League in Manhattan. Class started promptly at 5:00; since school let out at 3:00, there was just enough time to grab a bite at the nearby cafeteria before class. My favorite item on the menu? Their date nut bread! (There were so many dates in the sandwich; I could hardly taste any bread!) That experience turned me into a lifetime lover of dates. This recipe is very simple with only two ingredients; the sweetness of the dates beautifully compliments the tartness of the goat cheese. Enjoy!