DJT, Donald Trump’s Las Vegas restaurant, was shut down by health inspectors this week after racking up dozens of violations.
The insanitary conditions at the upscale eatery included meat and fish that was weeks old, as well as racks of cooked food kept at dangerous temperatures.
DJT, located in the Trump Hotel Las Vegas, claims to be “one of the most impressive venues for hotel fine dining on the Las Vegas Strip”.
But earlier this week it was ordered to be closed by the Southern Nevada Health District following a snap inspection, according to KTNV.
The majority of the 51 violations recorded related to keeping expired food – restaurants are usually expected to throw out any fresh ingredients which are more than about a week old.
Donald Trump’s restaurant was found to have kept products such as tomato sauce and cranberry juice for a week or more past their expiration dates.
Its treatment of meat was apparently even more cavalier, with month-old caviar and duck from as far back as June forming part of the restaurant’s supplies.
DJT was accused of potentially endangering diners by serving undercooked fish, while much of the food which was cooked properly was subsequently kept at temperatures which rendered it unsafe.
Bacon, sausages, potatoes and vegetables were all left sitting in trays to cool before being served to customers.
When inspectors looked in to the restaurant’s storage systems, they found that food was being improperly kept and often unlabelled.
The scene in the freezer was not only insanitary but dangerous, with parts of the floor covered in ice.
After being shut down, DJT restaurant moved quickly to deal with the recorded violations and was allowed to re-open a few hours later.
In a statement, the hotel said: “We take these situations very seriously and all adjustments were made immediately. DJT opened within a few hours that same evening.
“We greatly value our guests, and delivering an exceptional experience to them is our top priority.”
Trump Hotel Las Vegas opened in 2008 as the tallest residential building in the city.