Known for his eponymous steakhouse chain and Instagram fame, Turkish butcher Nusret Gokce is set to open up a burger joint at Dubai International Financial Centre.
To be called Saltbae, after the nickname given to him following his iconic salt spreading pose on Instagram, it has been registered as a restaurant and bar with the DIFC authorities.
The chef first announced it was coming back in March, but now it has been confirmed to replace Mexican restaurant Peyote which closed last year.
Gokce’s concepts around the world have proved exceptionally popular with celebrities and normal people alike, and his Nusr-Et restaurant at Four Seasons Jumeirah has seen visits from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Dubai ruler HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in recent years.
Whether Saltbae will feature burgers of gold, like his 24-carat golden steaks available at Nusr-Et, remains to be seen, but we expect it to be a more casual version of his worldwide chain.