Padma Lakshmi & Krishna: Made In The Shade

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi stepped out for lunch at Bar Pitti with her daughter Krishna, 3, in New York City on Sunday (August 4). Both wearing shades, the single mom, 42, wowed in a white summer dress while her little girl looked pretty in pastels.

The mother-daughter duo are back in the Big Apple after spending some time in New Orleans, where Padma filmed the 11th season of Top Chef.

“Her grandmother came to stay with her for a week,” Padma told Nola of Krishna’s stay in the Big Easy.

“She had a great time,” Padma added. “She went to the aquarium three times. She went to the Insectarium. She loved the butterfly garden there. She went to the IMAX theater several times. And then she went to not only the zoo, but she went to the (Global Wildlife Center). She also had a pool party at John Besh’s house that was arranged for her impromptu, which was lovely. She had a beautiful pool at the hotel, of course, but she just had something to do all the time. She also feels very much a part of the crew, and so she really enjoys coming on-set. I don’t take her when it’s a really long day or we’ve got a location for an elimination challenge, but she likes to come to work during the Quickfire days because it’s all in the kitchen.”

Watch for Top Chef: New Orleans to air this fall.

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  • Robin

    Love their outfits!

  • Someone

    Two beautiful ladies

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