Salt Bae

Bad times for Turkish chef Salt Bae: he’s closed his restaurant in New York

Times do not seem to be good for the famous Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, internationally nicknamed “Salt Bae” for his particular way of sprinkling salt on grilled meat. According to Turkish media, the chef – who has restaurants in US cities such as Las Vegas, Dallas, Los Angeles or Boston – would have been forced to close one of his restaurants in New York at the beginning of June, specifically the Salt Bae Burger, located at 220 Park Avenue South, opened just before the pandemic, and described by some culinary websites as “the worst restaurant in New York” for the mediocre quality of its food and its inflated prices: $99 per a milkshake, or $100 for a hamburger. Besides, an investigation was opened by the New York Health Department, supposedly for not complying with the regulations on food handling.