Salt Bae’s New York steakhouse Nusr-Et is perhaps in hassle with the town’s Well being Division as a result of the well-known sunglasses-wearing, salt-sprinkling chef has been singled out for dealing with meat with out gloves on.
A Tuesday article on Eater stated that chef Nusret Gökçe of the eponymous restaurant was not sporting gloves when getting ready meals at his restaurant in Manhattan. On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Well being Division informed Newsweek, “We’re investigating this grievance.”
In an Instagram submit from a “meals adventures” consumer referred to as “greyfishnyc,” Salt Bae approaches the desk sans gloves—however sporting his signature white tee shirt and shades—and proceeds to chop and contact a ready steak. Nevertheless, the New York Post reported that the social media sensation was seen sporting black plastic gloves in a Wednesday article.
The Well being Division spokesperson stated that related sections of the town’s Well being Code prohibit touching already ready meals with naked arms. One other part bans these getting ready meals from sporting jewellery on their arms or arms. Nusr-Et didn’t return Newsweek’s quick request for remark.
A separate video posted to Salt Bae’s own Instagram on January 8 from his Miami-based restaurant shows him throwing meat patties onto a grill, also without gloves.
Gökçe has seasoned food for celebrities including actor Leonardo DiCaprio, DJ Khaled and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. Nevertheless, his New York Metropolis restaurant that opened earlier this month acquired scathing critiques from Eater and GQ.
The restaurateur and meat connoisseur turned well-known after posting a 36-second video of himself fancifully getting ready meat in January 2017. Shortly thereafter, the web made a meme out of Gökçe, and the video now has over 16 million views on Instagram.
“The form of the meat and the style of it ranging from the highest down is part of me,” Gökçe informed NBC News in February 2017. “All of my emotions are coming from inside the meat right down to once I put the salt onto the meat.”
In response to the steakhouse’s website, the restaurant has 13 worldwide places together with New York, Miami, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and a number of other in Turkey.