Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe is bringing his salt-sprinkling game to New York City on Thursday when he opens Nusr-Et Steakhouse. Gökçe became a viral sensation because of his love of meat and wrist action when it comes to completing the final touches by sprinkling salt.
Gökçe, who has 13 restaurants—his first U.S. restaurant is in Miami—now has a cult following that includes celebrities like DJ Khaled and Drake.
Oh, and let’s not forget his new commercial:
Salt Bae’s New York City restaurant is located in midtown Manhattan at 60 W. 53rd St. and will continue the glorious meat tradition.
“The kitchen serves steaks like rib eye and a thin fillet called lokum, racks of lamb and veal over charcoal, kofta stuffed with kasseri cheese and steak tartare. There will also be salads and seafood, as well as Turkish coffee and tea and baklava,” according to New York magazine’s Grub Street.
I wonder if my co-worker will hate me if I cancel our plans tonight and head out to get some steak instead.