OMG. I could eat my weight in this salad. I used purchased T. Marzetti's Roasted Garlic Italian Vinaigrette instead of the apple-ginger version suggested in the recipe. I think that it was PERFECT with the sweetness of the roasted pears, saltiness of the bacon and parm, and earthiness of the pecans on the fresh greens. (I also used regular bacon that I partially cooked in the microwave...until still bendy, but just starting to crisp...before wrapping around the pear sections and roasting.)
Very delicious and sophisticated salad. Made it for my b/f on his bd, we both enjoyed it before main course, had bottle of Cabernet with it.