Unsurprisingly, restaurateurs aren’t as truffle-mad as they were last year. It turns out that the $11,000 bidder on the giant two-and-a-half-pound truffle we told you about the other week was Nello, but the restaurant backed out of the purchase twice, and restaurants like Masa, Per Se, and Gilt didn’t go for it either — the forlorn seller, Tyler Gray of Mikuni Wild Harvest, says that Daniel offered a trifling $7,000! The truffle is now up for bids on Gothamist. A hundred bucks says Kurve buys the thing.
King Size Truffle Fails to Fetch Princely Sum [Gothamist]
Earlier: Buy It Now: ‘The Largest White Truffle to Land in the USA in the Last 3 Years’