Top Chef host/professional secret keeper Padma Lakshmi does not want people drawing attention to the fact that she is in Seattle doing lord knows what (most likely filming Top Chef). Eater hears tell of two separate incidents in which Lakshmi has shushed the good denizens of Seattle. First, from the tipline:
Padma Lakshmi walked out of the Inn at the Market and into a waiting minivan. Since we are huge fans, we got out of the car, walked across the street, and waved wildly. When she looked up from her iPhone, I yelled "we're huge fans!"...and she shushed me, holding a finger to her lips. Embarrassed, we slunk away.
The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil had a similar experience at the hotel Olive 8, where there have been numerous Top Chef judge sightings. Writes O'Neil, "Just got shushed by ?#TopChef?'s Padma when I blew her cover." Oh, Padma, when will all the shushing end?