You don’t go to one of Salt Bae’s restaurants (a new opening was just announced for Milan, Italy) and worry about the check, the menu is extremely expensive. However, when Florida man Duane Miranda visited the Miami location of Nusr-Et, he was shocked when he saw the bill.
Miranda, by all accounts, someone well used to splashing the cash on expensive meals. In fact, he claims he was happy to pay $50 for a sea bass main, $30 burrata and $35 for a beef tartare starter. What he didn’t expect was to be charged a whopping $2,000 for two 24 karat gold-coated Wagyu tomahawk ribeyes, and another $1,000 for a gold-plated rack of lamb.
Miranda ordered the meat alright, but he claims he ordered the economy versions, priced at $275 and $210, respectively, telling the Herald, that when the gold-plated versions landed on the table he just assumed it was a standard presentation.
In his Yelp review, in which doesn’t hold back in his criticism of Mr. Bae, Miranda claims that the waiter was trying to take advantage of the situation and that “apparently, [Nusr-Et Miami] have contacted law enforcement 11 other times over billing disputes since the opened less than 2 years ago.”
After an hour with the police, Miranda agreed to pay the bill, but his search for justice goes on. “I will make it my mission to expose these pieces of crap for what they are,” he writes on Yelp.
He also brought the bones of the gold-plated steak and rack of lamb home in a doggie bag and intends to do a full lab analysis of the gold to see if it is indeed 24-karat gold.
Watch this space.