The Italian Almanac

It happens in Italy - November 22nd

A king size truffle of 852 grams was sold in Tuscany for a $.52,000 record prize.

The truffle was sold at the second edition of the International Auction of Tuscany's Truffle in Castello di Cafaggiolo and the record amount was offered by "Zafferano" (Saffron) restaurant in London, Lowndes Street 15.

The English restaurant won the auction overbidding the offers, coming via satellite, of "The Italian Wine Merchant" restaurant in New York.