Padma Lakshmi and José Andrés meet at the nail salon
You know people start to feel comfortable venturing out into the world again when celebrities bump into each other at the nail salon.
That’s what happened on Wednesday, when “Taste the Nation” host Padma Lakshmi bumped into World Central Kitchen founding chef José Andrés (who appeared with her on “Top Chef” a few times. ) while getting a manicure.
“Guess who I ran into in the living room ??” Lakshmi, 50, tweeted with a selfie of the masked two. “Even world famous chefs need to get their nails done every now and then.”
She then followed that up with, “A Very New York Moment,” adding a brand icon, and after posting the tweet on Instagram, noted that the woman behind them was Andrés’ wife, Patricia.
His “Top Chef” co-host, Tom Colicchio, commented, “Ha, not so subtle.”
Andrés retweeted the photo and noted the reason he wanted to look his best: “My daughter is graduating tomorrow at @NYUStern and I need to have the perfect nails! a pleasure to see you @PadmaLakshmi and thank you for all you do for the voiceless … “
In addition to getting his nails done, Andrés has recently had his hands busy trying to get people vaccinated. Earlier this month, he announced that he would give a $ 50 gift card to any customer of his ThinkFoodGroup restaurants in the Washington, DC area who shows proof of vaccination until 70% of the total population is vaccinated.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a ‘plan’, but it’s just another way for a citizen like me to help change the minds of people who may not yet be sure they get the vaccine.” , did he declare. MSNBC May 9. “If getting a gift card at one of my restaurants so they can bring their families is the way to get them to get the shot, I think it’s my small contribution to my community in Washington, DC. Maryland, Va., To make sure at least we hit 70%. “