Restaurant Guy Savoy Acquires Enormous 1.16-pound White Truffle

October 21, 2011 by  

1.16-pound white truffle
On Oct. 19, Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace acquired a 1.16-pounds white truffle from Urbani Truffles. 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. It was found in the morning on Monday, Oct. 17 next to a hazel tree in Piedmont, Italy (Photo credit: Scott Roeben)

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.

Executive Chef Mathieu Chartron holding the white truffle

Executive Chef Mathieu Chartron holding the white truffle

Photo credit: Scott Roeben.

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. 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 or call 702.731.SAVOY.

1.16-pound white truffle with two normal-sized truffles

1.16-pound white truffle with two normal-sized truffles

Photo credit: Scott Roeben.

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