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[Photograph: Andrew Strenio]

You almost expect to see a beet salad on every menu these days, but this one's unlike any other you've met. Forget the predictable goat cheese and walnuts. These roasted beet wedges are carefully layered with paper thin, shattery shreds of cocoa tuile. Chocolate and beets together? And you get to call it a salad? The sweet, earthy beets actually work really with the delicate, slightly bitter cocoa sheets.

Juicy orange segments are sitting underneath with a base of cooling, tart Greek yogurt. And to add a little salad cred to the plate, there are a few handfuls of red frilly mustard greens. The salad's available on both the dinner and weekend brunch menus. It's special enough to earn that multi-menu status.

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About the author: Erin is the national editor of Serious Eats. You can follow her on Twitter: @erin_zimmer

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