Recipe by the chef Logan Kendall: Coppa & Parma, Pear, Walnut, Pecorino Romano P.D.O. Diced Pears
Recipe by the chef Logan Kendall: Coppa & Parma, Pear, Walnut, Pecorino Romano P.D.O. Diced Pears

2 lbs. Bartlett pears, diced

½ c sugar

2 tbsp. mustard seeds, toasted

2 tsp lemon thyme

1 yuzu, juiced

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp. bacon fat


For the walnut Glaze: 

¼ c brown sugar

¼ c white sugar

4 cinnamon leaves

3 allspice berries

½ c water


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and allow to sit overnight.
Glazed Walnut
Roasted Walnut
½ c walnuts
2 tsp walnut oil
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp ancho chili powder
Salt & Pepper

Toss all ingredients in a bowl and mix evenly. Set in an oven preheated to 375f and cook for 3 minutes or until toasted.

For the walnut Glaze:

Pour water into a sauce pot on medium heat. Add all other ingredients and let cook until sugars have completely dissolved. Add your roasted walnuts to the glaze solution and evenly coat. Pull walnuts out and spread evenly on a sheet tray lined with parchment. Let rest until cooled, then pulse in a robot coupe until crumbly.

To Assemble Ingredients:
Diced Pears
For the glazed Walnuts
Pecorino Romano P.D.O.
Fresh Origins Micro Orchids

Plating Method:
Plate three paper thin slices of Coppa flat on the plate followed by a few slices of Parma. In three separate places, place a few tbsp. portions of diced pear along with three tsp sized portions of walnut. Garnish with an incredibly generous amount of Pecorino Romano P.D.O. and a few orchid flowers to add a touch of sweetness.

Did you know? In 1996, Pecorino Romano was certified with the Denominazione di Origine Protetta (D.O.P.) [Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)] by the European Union. This important validation served as an acknowledgement of the quality and uniqueness of this dairy product. The P.D.O. label is granted exclusively to those agricultural and food products whose stages of the production process are tightly linked with the history, culture and environment of a defined geographical area and that comply with a Product Specification.

Recipe by: Logan Kendall