Lower than two weeks after the Manhattan location of his Nusr-et Steakhouse opened to unfavorable opinions, Eater NY is rubbing slightly extra salt into Salt Bae’s wounds.
Turkish restaurateur Nusret Gökçe — who skyrocketed to worldwide Instagram fame after his salt-sprinkling abilities went viral in early 2017 — may truly be violating New York Metropolis’s well being codes together with his meat-caressing, flair-filled antics, Eater reviews.
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Based on an article within the New York Metropolis Well being Code, Gökçe’s signature act of salting the meat bare-handed — with out carrying gloves — is likely to be in violation of clause 81.07, which stipulates that staff should be utilizing utensils of “adequate size to forestall naked hand contact with able to eat probably hazardous meals.”
But it surely’s not simply his salting strategies that Eater finds questionable: As Instagram footage from his new restaurant has proven, he’s presently slicing meat tableside at his NYC location, dealing with it sans-gloves earlier than presenting it for consumption.
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One other part of article 81 stipulates that “meals staff might not put on jewellery on their arms or palms” until it’s a medical bracelet or “clean ring” — a clause that Gökçe seems to be violating together with his flashy watch.
A consultant for the town’s Division of Well being informed Eater they might be investigating the matter.
Gökçe’s New York Metropolis restaurant opened on Jan. 18, although subsequent opinions have been less-than-complimentary, and never due to Gökçe’s salt-based antics. Steve Cuozzo of the New York Publish deemed the place a “rip-off” after he and two mates racked up a invoice totaling $521, regardless that they every solely had two drinks with dinner. Joshua David Stein of GQ added that the steak he ordered was “mundane,” “powerful” and “bland,” however that it “doesn’t matter” just because the expertise is what visitors are probably paying for.
Regardless of this, reviewers on Yelp have to date awarded NYC’s Nusr-et Steakhouse with three-and-a-half out of 5 stars.
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Gökçe operates 12 different eating places in Turkey, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Miami.