Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi just gave birth to her daughter on Feb. 20 – and already mother and daughter are hitting the town. On Thursday, the two were photographed on a New York bench. Next stop, Le Bernardin?
Lakshmi, 39, has not identified her 3-week-old daughter's father. But a friend of the TV host told PEOPLE just before Krishna's birth that Lakshmi was ready for motherhood. "Padma is very happy. She's wanted to be a mom for a long time. She was very relieved and happy when she got pregnant."