Golden touch: Salt Bae to serv

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Golden touch: Salt Bae to serve up 24-carat gold steak at new restaurant

The celebrity chef is set to introduce his 24-carat gold tomahawk steak to diners in London later in May 2021.

Golden touch: Salt Bae to serv

Image: SaltBae/Instagram

Salt Bae, the chef who became an internet sensation for his unique way of seasoning meat, is set to take his restaurant chain to the UK later in May 2021 – complete with a £700 (R11 937) gold-plated steak.  

Salt Bae’s gold-plated steak

Nusret Gökçe, better known as Salt Bae in food circles, is set to open his new restaurant, Nusr-et, at the Park Tower Knightsbridge Hotel in Lodon next week as restrictions ease to allow indoor dining.

According to The Daily Mail, the Turkish-born butcher already has 19 restaurants across the world that are popular with celebs including Conor McGregor, P Diddy, David Beckham and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The steak is covered with gold leaf, which is safe to eat as pure gold is chemically inert. This means the precious metal passes through the digestive system without being absorbed into the body.

Appearance vs Taste

Private chef and food blogger Vanessa Cole recalled being served by the main man himself at his restaurant in Dubai. “I told the waiter that we had come specifically for Salt Bae to cut our steak, so they brought me a menu that included only the premium or gold-wrapped steaks,” she told GQ. “I figured Salt Bae only comes out for the most premium dishes.”

Cole says that the experience of him serving was “worth the money” and that the steaks are “tender and melt like butter in your mouth”. Cole does, however, add that “There’s nothing special about the gold add-on other than the appearance, but it’s the price you pay to be served by Salt Bae.”

What’s more, it looks like he might also introduce a gold burger patty soon:

Salt Bae and his salt-sprinkling antics

Back in 2017, he shared a video of himself carefully chopping up meat and throwing salt onto it, and the internet subsequently lost it. This meme is probably the most popular of 2017.