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UK Chef Parodies Salt Bae's £850 Golden Tomahawk Steak With Gold Leaf Pork Pie

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UK Chef Parodies Salt Bae's £850 Golden Tomahawk Steak With Gold Leaf Pork Pie

A Northern chef has offered his own take on Salt Bae's infamous £850 golden tomahawk steak with a series of Lancashire-inspired dishes.

But they won't cost you quite as much, as a jeweller told the chef that his creations are worth just 5p.

Salt Bae - real name Nusret Gökçe - has been making the headlines recently over the outrageous menu at his new Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Knightsbridge.

Since most people can't afford forking out £850 for a sparkly piece of meat, Gareth Mason set about making a more budget version.

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Credit: SWNS
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Credit: Instagram/Salt Bae
Credit: Instagram/Salt Bae

The 33-year-old covered his signature Whist Pies - mini meat pies that are popular in Lancashire - in edible 24-carat gold leaf as a not-so-subtle roast of Gökçe's 'ludicrous' menu.

Also on the makeshift menu were gold-wrapped chips, bacon and gold sausage butties, not to mention a 24-carat carrot.

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While the iconic restaurateur charges hundreds for his steaks, Gareth's dishes were valued at just 5p by a local jewellery store.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

"It's more Morecambe Bay than Salt Bae. We've got the traditional Lancashire dishes covered in gold for a fraction of the price you'd pay at his restaurant," he said.

Although many have criticised the prices of the London Nusr-Et Steakhouse, celebrities have been eager to book a table and try the menu for themselves.

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That includes reality star Gemma Collins, who rated the experience 'ten out of ten' despite the expensive bill.

Meanwhile, former glamour model Danielle Lloyd treated herself to a £100 gold-wrapped burger, later admitting it was 'really expensive' but worth it for 'the experience'.

On the other end of the scale, Gareth charges just £12 for a pie and pickle platter at the Absolute Bar and Bistro in Westhoughton, Bolton, where he is head chef.

The father-of-two added: "It just shows that wrapping food in gold is sheer stupidity. There's no price that can justify it.

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"It adds nothing at all to the food, it tastes of nothing and it just dissolves on contact. It's just a gimmick for appearances.

"Getting a steak and wrapping it in gold doesn't make it worth £800. There has to be a barrier of stupidity.

"This guy is making himself a multi-millionaire from conning people. The joke is on the customer if they're willing to pay that."

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Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Gareth currently has no plans to sell the gold-sheeted food to punters, but said if he did, he'd charge around £100.

Still pretty steep, but I guess that's what you get when you cover food in a precious metal.

Words: Daisy Phillipson

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Food, Chef, Funny

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