Salt Bae has come under fire on social media after bragging about a customer’s bill which came to £140,584 – with a single steak priced at £1,030.
The millionaire Turkish restaurateur, known for his gold-leaf steaks and salt-dusted pose, was chastised on Instagram by commenters calling the price “crazy” and “all ego”.
The tantalizing bill came from Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Abu Dhabi, with 14 guests paying 615,065 dirhams (£140,584), or 43,933 dirhams (£10,041) per person.
It is unclear to whom the enticing bill belonged. But a number of high profile people are currently heading to Abu Dhabi with Formula 1 kicking off on Friday November 18 and neighboring Qatar hosting the FIFA World Cup which starts on Sunday November 20.
The tantalizing bill came from Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Abu Dhabi, costing 615,065 dirhams (£140,584)
The Turkish millionaire restaurateur is known for his gold leaf steaks and salt-dusted pose
Pictured: Nusr-Et Steakhouse addition in Abu Dhabi. Amazingly, over half a million dirhams (£114,154) was spent on wine alone
Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gökçe, charged 9,000 dirhams (£2,059) for two Istanbul steaks covered in gold leaf, 5,500 (£1,255) for two golden Ottoman steaks, 4,500 (1 £027) for two beef tenderloins and an additional 3905 dirhams (£891) for 11 beef tenderloin steaks.
But the dinners weren’t over there. They also spent 1,200 dirhams (£273) for five portions of beef carpaccio, an appetizer of thinly sliced raw meat and 320 dirhams (£73) for four blooming onions.
For just four portions of fries, the influencer chef charged 180 dirhams (£41) and 5,850 (£1,335) for the gold-coated baklava.
It would be fair to say that the diners also drank well. Amazingly, over half a million dirhams were spent on wine. There were five bottles of Petrus red wine, costing 325,000 dirhams (£74,200), two bottles of Petrus 2009 Louis XIII costing 200,000 dirhams (£45,661) and a bottle of Chateau Margaux for 15,500 (£3,538) .
For a single bottle of Heineken, Salt Bae charged 55 dirhams (£12.50), a negroni was 75 dirhams (£17) and four virgin mojitos were 180 dirhams (£41).
Just for nine bottles of still water, Nusr-Et Steakhouse charged 405 dirhams (£92) and 270 dirhams (£62) for six bottles of sparkling water.
Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gökçe, charged 9,000 dirhams (£2,059) for two steaks from Istanbul covered in gold leaf.
Salt Bae posted the photo of the invoice to Instagram and its 49 million followers, with the caption: “Quality is never expensive #saltbae #saltlife #salt.”
Shortly after, Salt Bae received a barrage of criticism from other social media users, with over 597,000 likes and 26,500 comments, many of them disgusted by the bill.
One user wrote, “This sucks, this amount of money will help a whole village not die. It’s horrible.
Many users were completely shocked by the price and called the total “crazy”.
Another user said: “There are about 98 million people below the poverty line, homeless, and you are spreading lies?!!! what is the purpose behind posting such things? I will unsubscribe and I hope everyone will do the same…shame on you.
Another wrote: ‘$55 for a Heineken just so you can ruin the meal with gold leaf and drop salt in your hairy arms.’
’55 dollars for a Heineken just so you can ruin the meal with gold leaf and drop salt in your hairy arms.’
“It sucks, this sum of money will help a whole village not to die. It’s horrible.
‘There are about 98 million people below the poverty line, homeless, and you are spreading lies?!!! what is the purpose behind posting such things? I’m going to unsubscribe you and hope everyone else does the same…shame on you.
‘This is madness. It’s not even good food. This is just criminal pricing. All ego,” wrote one user.
Another user wrote: ‘This is crazy! Extravagance and showing it off! I should have thought twice before posting this.