Nusret Gokce, who is most famously known as Salt Bae, has been immortalized. The chef unveiled his wax statue recently and proudly shared its image on his Instagram today. Of course, the photogenic restaurant owner poses beside the life-sized figurine. Both them emulate the gesture that created the sensation that is Salt Bae, with a flick the wrist, while wearing the understated greaser uniform: a white T, dark pants, shades and a sleek hairstyle.
The wax figure claims its place in one the chef’s restaurants, located in Istanbul. The restaurant is called Nusr-Et Sandal Bedesteni. The owner has a whole chain Nusr-Et restaurants in metropolis hotspots. Most recently, Gokce opened a location in Manhattan, New York. He also fers his brand hospitality in Miami, Florida, as well as various locations in the Middle East.
The New York location garnered bad reviews when it first opened. The New York Post labeled it as “Public rip-f No 1.” This is hard to swallow considering the price tag that nears $300 for a single steak. Others had an opposite view the chef’s specialty. Tyga, for example, seemed to enjoy his visit to the Miami location where he was personally served by the owner.