Thursday, December 28, 2006

HONG KONG TYCOON PAYS $160,406 FOR ITALIAN TRUFFLE!



A Hong Kong property tycoon and his wife have reportedly paid $160,406 for a huge Italian white truffle, which may be the world's most expensive ever. Last year, a group of bidders in Hong Kong paid 95.000 euros for a 2.7 pound truffle, a purchase later named by Guinness World Records as the most valuable truffle bought at an auction. White truffles, know for their extravagant price tag and strong, garlic-like scent, grow underground near tree roots. They're eaten uncooked or shaved into pasta, salad, omelettes and many other dishes.
Come to Umbria to discover the good taste and flavour of truffles! At La Preghiera we can arrange truffle hunting near Cittá di Castello including tasting different truffles, explanation of their use in Italian cooking and preparation of various dishes, followed by a 7course dinner based on truffles at the Fattoria, returning to La Preghiera afterwards. You can also come at La Preghiera for a Cooking Class, to learn how to cook dishes the white and black truffles!
For more information: info@lapreghiera.com
……we don't guarantee you will find a truffle of this value!!

La Preghiera Luxury Accommodation in Umbria, Italy. Special offer for next year!!! info@lapreghiera.com