But since it was offered as an "upgrade" option at our wedding venue, we nixed it. Sorry, wedding guests.
A few weeks later, I decided to attempt to replicate the recipe at home. The dish seemed pretty simple and didn't involve that many ingredients.
This is what we came up with.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Salad
Sliced apple (We used Fuji because that's all I'm willing to buy)
Fresh Parmesan cheese
Salt / pepper to taste
Directions1. Rinse and trim asparagus as usual. Wrap bunches of two or three stalks with a strip of prosciutto.
Set into your baking dish. Once all of the asparagus is wrapped, top with a light drizzle of olive oil and salt / pepper. Bake at 400F (204C) for approximately 20 minutes.
Note: We used thick-stalk asparagus. If you're using the thinner type, maybe cook four in each bunch and check the cooking time starting at 8 minutes.
2. In a small pot, heat balsamic on medium-high heat. Since it's going to be reduced, you'll want to start off with about four times as much as you think you'll actually need.
Bring it to a boil and simmer for a couple of minutes. I followed this recipe to make mine. Once it's done, set aside. It will thicken a lot more as it cools.
3. For each serving, start with a nest of mixed greens and top with as much, or as little, of the following items that you like: sliced apples, candied walnuts, and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. Drizzle the reduced balsamic over the top. Finish with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.
4. Eat it all and feel smug for being so fit and fancy.