Truffle lovers worldwide put in bids for a 750-gram white truffle from Alba in Italy.
Bids came in from New York and Berlin but it was a $210,000 bid from Hong Kong that won the auction.
The Italian truffle market has been more expensive lately after having a dry summer.
Sunday’s truffle auction raised a total of $535,000.
Back in November of 2006 another white truffle was purchased by a Hong Kong resident for $160,000. I guess they really love truffles in Asia.
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I read that once a group of wealthy people, including several Hollywood stars, pooled their money to buy a truffle for $250,000. Unfortunately, the truffle went bad before they could decide exactly how to eat it!
that a lot of money for a truffle.
dam i have lot of truffle in my backyard i wonder how it will go for?
Three Cheers for Hong Kong for setting a record in this unusual category.
I thought this was one ugly piece of white chocolate truffle fetching 210k. But then i wiki-ed truffle and found out its a fungi.
Thank goodness for wikipedia.
For a billionaire, Stanley Ho sure does spend his money on useful things…
Cheap Hermes handbag
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