ROMELU LUKAKU went from peppering shots to seasoning pots as he sprinkled his own steak at Salt Bae’s London restaurant.
The Chelsea star copied the celebrity chef’s style as he put the finishing touches to his serving at the famously-expensive eaterie.
Record buy Lukaku’s first season back at Stamford Bridge is simmering nicely as they head the Premier League from Liverpool by a point.
And the Belgium superstar dined out on Chelsea’s success as he met up again with Turkish chef Salt Bae – real name Nusret Gokce.
Lukaku wore black gloves as he carefully removed the steak ribs as meticulously as if he was slotting home a bottom-corner penalty.
And his face remained a study in concentration as he broke up the meat and seasoned it with a dish supplied by Nusret.
Lukaku maintained his dreamy look of delight as he prepared to eat.
And it was also a case of Deja Chew.. or Deja Roo.
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That’s because it was a return visit for Lukaku AND came just days after Wayne Rooney took his family there.
In distant days before the coronavirus pandemic – all the way back to January 2019 – Lukaku joined two of his then-Manchester United team-mates at Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et Dubai restaurant.
And few could argue he’s done far better since than Anthony Martial, who is still in and out of the United side, and Andreas Pereira, now on loan from Old Trafford at Flamengo.
United legend Rooney and wife Coleen took their four sons there this week.
Nusret posted snaps as all six Rooneys posed next to a huge poster of him sprinkling salt over a giant steak.
And for Derby manager Rooney, tucking into a steak was a pleasant change from getting his teeth into the Rams on the training ground while they prop up the Championship table.
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