People Are Confused About What's Happening at Salt Bae's New Restaurant
Unfortunately, many reviews have been unkind to Nusret Gökçe's restaurant. The Turkish chef's steakhouse was called "Public Rip-off No. 1" by the New York Post's Steve Cuozzo, and the steaks were described as "rubbery and low on flavor" by Eater's Robert Sietsema. Other reviews have had similar feelings about the restaurant that thankfully doesn't serve its burgers meme-dium. (Though, they are served medium.)
What caught the internet's attention Wednesday, however, was whatever is going on in the video above. It appears this otherwise fine cut of meat is filled with processed cheese slices and blanched asparagus. It even managed to confuse Bizarre Foods' Andrew Zimmern.
The crime is the raw asparagus in the middle. Good lord...— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) January 25, 2018
Branded toothpicks aside, many, including a few chefs, are asking what is going on.
But like in the way Saw I, II, III and IV were captivating?— Francis Lam (@Francis_Lam) January 25, 2018
Yeah, unwrapping all those individual slices could make wasting all those tenderloins even more uneconomical— Duff Goldman (@duffgoldman) January 25, 2018
Could you imagine dropping $500 on a meal just for him to stuff Kraft Singles in your steak? Roflmao— 赤ちゃんレモネード 🌈🌸🍰☭ (@8bitonionring) January 25, 2018
Just think of this as a grilled cheese sandwich, only instead of bread, it's made with an expensive cut of meat. And instead of tomatoes, it's asparagus. And instead of dipping it in ketchup you squeeze the juice out of it and... never mind.
h/t Grub Street