The Big One: The 1.16-Pound White Truffle at Restaurant Guy Savoy

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Restaurant Guy Savoy Executive Chef Mathieu Chartron holds the white truffle.

She’s a beauty. On Wednesday, Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace acquired a 1.16-pound white truffle from Urbani Truffles. This enormous truffle was picked by a 15 year-old-boy, Luigi, who was in training with his father, Francesco. The truffle was found by Luigi’s dog Coco, a hound dog mix breed, on Monday next to a hazel tree in Piedmont, Italy. The cost of the truffle was between $5,000 and $7,000 and is estimated to be able to make 100 white truffle risotto dishes. We’re already salivating.

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