UPDATED: Gray’s 2lb Truffle
UPDATE: We learn in the Tablespotting forum (via Gothamist) that Tyler Gray has been having a hard go of selling the White Beast of Alba.
original post below ——————- V
From an email this morning from foraging guru Tyler Gray of Mikuni Wild Harvest:
You’ll have to excuse the blurry picture, it was taken not 2 hrs ago by a very excited Italian gentleman named Francesco the Forager…He stumbled/sprinted out of the forest mid afternoon in a haze of deliria and joy, grasping tightly to his most precious find ever…a 2LB WHITE ALBA TRUFFLE…
2.15 lbs to be exact & by far the largest White Truffle to land in the USA in the last 3 year. Francesco said that he has never ever found a truffle by this tree before, but he could smell it under ground & so he thought it might be big….he was very pleasantly surprised….I think my hands might be shaking too if I were to stumble across this rare treasure.
After much negotiating and an over-caffeinated Italian interpreter sweating us through the whole deal…it is confirmed, Mikuni Wild Harvest has secured this Truffle. The news has some how leaked and a restaurant in NY has offered us $11,000 for this rare and media-friendly Gem….however we are opening this Truffle up to the rest of the country. Do you want to stick it to the big name NY Chefs? Now’s your chance….make a bid.
The Truffle arrives Friday morning and will ship out for a Saturday delivery.
May the deepest pockets win. My mouth still tastes like white alba truffles from my many meals up at Cornucopia last weekend (video), so I’m good for now.