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Would You Pay $160,000 for a Truffle?

Ok—so now I have your attention. In case you missed it last month, a tycoon paid over $160,000 for what may be priciest truffle ever. No I am not making this up. Gordon Wu and his wife outbid connoisseurs from France and Italy to win the 1.5-kilogram Alba white truffle from an international auction on Sunday, a spokeswoman for the Ritz-Carlton hotel, which hosted the Hong Kong part of the auction, said Tuesday.

It got me to thinking that if I ever was in a position where money didn’t matter. What would I do? Here are a few things:

What would you do?

P.S. Chef Bombana prepared the giant truffle for a five-course banquet hosted by Mr. Wu. Proceeds from the auction—which also featured five smaller truffles weighing 220 to 520 grams sold to other Hong Kong bidders—will go to Mother’s Choice, a Hong Kong charity that cares for pregnant girls and organizes adoptions.

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