A CHEF is spoofing Salt Bae’s pricey dishes by selling a £12.50 pork pie covered in gold leaf.
Gareth Mason’s Lancastrian menu also offers chips and butties coated in the precious metal.
Bae, real name Nusret Gökçe, charges £1,450 for a golden tomahawk steak at his Nusr-et steakhouse in Knightsbridge, London — the second most expensive restaurant in the world.
Gareth’s fare is on offer at the Absolute Bar and Bistro in Bolton — and he joked: “It’s more Morecambe Bay than Salt Bae.”
The dad of two paid £13 for 30 sheets of gold leaf and says the amount on his pies has been valued at 5p by a jeweller.
Gareth, 33, said of Nusr-et: “We read a review and thought it was absolute madness. So we decided to have a laugh with it.
“We’ve got traditional Lancashire dishes covered in gold for a fraction of the price.
“It just shows it’s not expensive to buy in — and it doesn’t enhance the flavour because it doesn’t taste of anything.”
Former butcher Bae, 38, shot to fame in 2017 thanks to a meme of him sprinkling salt dramatically.
He has celebs flocking for his signature steaks and £45 gold bunless burgers.
But Gareth said: “The joke is on customers if they’re willing to pay that. It’s just a gimmick.”