An absolute record of the price of white truffle is established
An absolute record of the price of white truffle has been set up at an
auction in Italy. This delicacy mushroom of the weight of a little
more than a kilogram was sold for 41 thousand dollars. The bidding was
going on in the province of Piemonte where white truffles grow. For
the first time buyers from Moscow participated in the auction, with
the help of a teleconference bridge. There was total 15 mushrooms of
giant size offered for sale, "Vesti" reports.
The main fight for the biggest of them happened between Max Giambelly,
owner of an Italian restaurant in New York and a Russian who wished to
stay incognito. As a result, the American won, and all the money
earned was used for charity purposes.