Charity Auction Sets the Record for Truffle Price at $160,000

What's on your fantasy menu? For Gordon Wu, it's fungus. The Hong Kong businessman recently paid more than $160,000 at auction for a giant Italian white truffle. An auction spokeswoman says that sets a new world record for the most expensive truffle. The fancy fungus weighs in at more than 3 pounds. The auction proceeds will go to a charity. The truffle will be served tonight during a five-course banquet hosted by Mr. Wu.

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What's on your fantasy menu? For Gordon Wu, it's fungus. The Hong Kong businessman recently paid more than $160,000 at auction for a giant Italian white truffle. An auction spokeswoman says that sets a new world record for the most expensive truffle. The fancy fungus weighs in at more than 3 pounds. The auction proceeds will go to a charity. The truffle will be served tonight in a five-course banquet hosted by Mr. Wu.

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