Forbes extravagant meals and truffles raise millions for charity

December saw Forbes compile a list of the 11 most extravagant meals. Truffles featured three times, with a White Truffle Dinner at Les Amis (Singapore) coming fourth, at 800USD per person, not including wine! In fifth place was the 5,000USD burger by Fleur de Lys chef Hubert Keller (Las Vegas) featuring kobe beef, foie gras and truffles. Finally, in ninth place was the Chef’s Table at L’Espadon Paris with a menu that includes “cappuccino-style” mashed potatoes, which featured truffles and cocoa.

Forbes extravagant meals and truffles raise millions for charity

December saw Forbes compile a list of the 11 most extravagant meals. Truffles featured three times, with a White Truffle Dinner at Les Amis (Singapore) coming fourth, at 800USD per person, not including wine! In fifth place was the 5,000USD burger by Fleur de Lys chef Hubert Keller (Las Vegas) featuring kobe beef, foie gras and truffles. Finally, in ninth place was the Chef's Table at L'Espadon Paris with a menu that includes “cappuccino-style" mashed potatoes, which featured truffles and cocoa.
The eye-watering menu prices listed in the Forbes article go some way to explaining the fact that the International Auction of the White Truffle in Macau raised a phenomenal 2.3millionHKD for local charities. Held simultaneously in Macau, London, Rome and Moscow the largest truffle of the night weighed 800g. The 800g monster was auctioned with a smaller 350g truffle for a pleasing 250,000USD. We think you’ll agree, it’s a good end to the 2009 truffle season…
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