ROMELU LUKAKU went from peppering shots to seasoning pots as he sprinkled his own steak at Salt Bae's London restaurant.
The Chelsea goal-getter copied the celebrity chef's style as he put the finishing touches to his serving at the famously-expensive eaterie.
Lukaku and strikepartner Timo Werner are out injured as the Blues prepare for Saturday's trip to managerless Newcastle.
But apart from that temporary blow, 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 from a dish held up by Nusret.
Lukaku maintained his dreamy look of delight as he prepared to eat.
But all in all it was 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 – 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 at Flamengofrom Old Trafford.
Leap forward again to this week and United legend Rooney accompanied wife Coleen there with their four sons.
Nusret posted snaps as the six Rooneys posed next to a huge poster of him sprinkling salt over a giant steak.
And for Derby boss Rooney, tucking into a steak was a pleasant change from getting his teeth into the Rams – as they prop up the Championship table.
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