Stanley Ho Buys White Truffle For $330,000
The sale was simulcast in London, Rome and Macau. London auctioneer Piers Boothman of Christie's held court at Franco's restaurant in London and bidding was relayed via satellite from Don Alfonso 1890 restaurant in Macau (at Ho's Grand Lisboa casino) and La Pergola, in Rome. Proceeds from the sale go to the charity picked by each location. The 2.87 pound truffle was in two pieces, a piece from Tuscany and a smaller truffle from Molise.