Prosciutto From Coast to Coast

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Prosciutto is having a moment in the culinary spotlight. The Italian specialty—“prosciutto crudo,” the preserved, uncooked type we usually think of—is at its peak on the U.S. dining scene.

To taste some standout dishes incorporating this popular cured ham, discover the following eateries on our must-visit list.

 

Humphry Slocombe

San Francisco

Prosciutto ice cream at Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco (Courtesy of Humphry Slocombe and Frankeny Images)
(Courtesy of Humphry Slocombe and Frankeny Images)

This famous ice cream shop offers an array of inventive flavors—from ancho chocolate to foie gras and even prosciutto—to indulge brave and curious dessert seekers. (humphryslocombe.com)

 

Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto

New York

Brussels sprouts with pancetta and prosciutto at Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto (Photo purchased from Tiny Urban Kitchen)
Brussels sprouts with pancetta and prosciutto at Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto (Photo by Tiny Urban Kitchen)

At this salumeria, crispy prosciutto is combined with caramelized sugar to form brittle, which is part of the semifreddo dessert that includes a Parmigiano-Reggiano parfait and seasonal fruit. (salumeriarosi.com)

 

Vintage Enoteca

Los Angeles

Breakfast paninis at Vintage Enoteca (Courtesy of the restaurant)
Breakfast paninis at Vintage Enoteca (Courtesy of the restaurant)

This wine bar serves Italian-inspired small plates including a salty-sweet combination of dates stuffed with Fresno pepper, and manchego and goat cheeses, all held together by layers of the cured meat. (vintageenoteca.com)

 

Zen Sai

Miami Beach

Zen Sai at the Essex House Hotel in Miami specializes in Asian fusion foods, including a prosciutto roll with goat cheese, shiitake mushrooms, asparagus and bell peppers wrapped in thin slices of the cured meat. (Courtesy of the restaurant)
Prosciutto roll with goat cheese, shiitake mushrooms, asparagus and bell peppers wrapped in thin slices of the cured meat. (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Located in the Essex House Hotel, Zen Sai offers sharing plates of Asian fusion cuisine, including the prosciutto roll, which incorporates goat cheese, mushrooms, asparagus and bell peppers, all wrapped up in the specialty meat, topped with caviar and garnished with truffle oil and balsamic vinegar. (zensaisobe.com)

 

Coalfire Pizza

Chicago

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(Photo by Brian Willette, courtesy of the restaurant)

At this coal-oven pizzeria serving an American spin on Neapolitan-style pies, pizzas with slightly charred, thin crusts can be special-ordered with prosciutto, according to owner Dave Bonomi.(coalfirechicago.com)

 

—Written by Tiffanie Wen