Enormous 1.16 lb Italian White Truffle Arrives At Restaurant Guy Savoy

An enormous 1.16 pounds white truffle arrived from Urbani Truffles to Guy Savoy Restaurant at Caesars Palace Las Vegas hotel on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. 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.

Arrival of 1.16 lb White Truffle To Restaurant Guy Savoy

Guy Savoy 1.16 lb White Truffle
Executive Chef Mathieu Chartron With 1.16 lb White Truffle

The delicacy was found in the morning on Monday, Oct. 17 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.

White Truffle at Guy Savoy Restaurant
1.16 pound White Truffle Held By
Director of Restaurants Franck Savoy

Restaurant Guy Savoy is located on the second floor of the Augustus tower in Caesars Palace and is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The seasonal menu is ever evolving, allowing guests to taste new creations from one of seven distinct menus including the decadent 11-course Prestige menu. Photo credit: Scott Roeben

White Truffle at Guy Savoy Restaurant
1.16 lb White Truffle Compared To Normal Size Truffles

The Bites and Bubbles menu is a consistent crowd-pleaser for guests in the lounge. Classic dishes like artichoke and black truffle soup or more playful creations like potato and black truffle chips make those who have been lucky enough to experience the original location feel as though they are right back in Paris. For more information or reservations, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or call 702.731.SAVOY.

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