Stirk, a former contestant on the BBC show Young Butcher of the Year, is not the only chef who has paid homage to ‘Bae’ by whipping out some edible gold.
Gareth Mason, head chef at Absolute bar and bistro in Westhoughton, Bolton, covered his signature dishes – such as pies, sausage and bacon sandwiches, carrots and chips – in 24-carat gold to mock Salt Bae.
He said:“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.”
Meanwhile, vegan food company THIS set up a food truck outside the Knightsbridge Nusr-Et restaurant handing out free vegan rolls.