Internet's favourite 'Salt Bae' to open restaurants in New York, London

Unable to speak any foreign languages Gökçe said he is able to "communicate with people through meat"

Food & Travel Desk March 01, 2017
PHOTO: Instagram/ NusrEt Etiler

Nusret, famously known as “Salt Bae” by admirers, rose to fame after footage of him theatrically carving and salting meat went viral.  So much so that that the video was watched by at least seven million people.

The subject of hundreds of memes, the man behind the dramatic video is actually a chef and co-partner of the international Nusr-et chain of grill houses.

This city has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world

Speaking to Turkey's Hürriyet Daily, Gökçe revealed his company plans to open restaurants in New York and London this year. The details are being kept secret, however, you can still visit the Nusr-Et steak houses in Turkey and Dubai.

While he doesn’t speak any foreign languages Gökçe said he is able to "communicate with people through meat".

Renowned British chef Ramsay roasts Twitter users over culinary skills

Son of a mine worker, Gökçe became a butcher at age 14 and is very passionate about meat. Speaking of his salting technique from the video he said: "That move at the end [salting] came automatically…I did not do that to show off. It is just my signature. You can think of it a kind of final touch for a painting. It was a final touch to the meat; I was blessing the meat."

Watch Nusret Gökçe's video here:

View this post on Instagram

Ottoman steak 🔪

A post shared by Nusr_et#Saltbae (@nusr_et) on


Facebook Conversations

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Load Next Story