"Top Chef" Tap Dance

1/29/2008 1:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi turned the sidewalk into her very own project runway outside the Waverly Inn on Monday.

The ex-Mrs. Salman Rushdie is so hot -- she can even brave a cold 30-degree New York night in a spaghetti-strap dress!