My New York by Padma Lakshmi -- A Curated Collection of New York’s Finest on Groupon

  My New York by Padma Lakshmi -- A Curated Collection of New York’s Finest on

   Dedicated collection features a series of Padma’s favorite NYC hot spots

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 12, 2014

Today Groupon announced the launch of a deal collection featuring New York
experiences handpicked by Padma Lakshmi, “Top Chef” host, award-winning author
and entrepreneur. Businesses range from restaurants and museums to spas and
vintage clothing stores. The collection, titled “My New York by Padma
Lakshmi,” will be available for one week and can be found at

My New York by Padma Lakshmi (Photo: Business Wire)

My New York by Padma Lakshmi (Photo: Business Wire)

“My New York collection with Groupon spotlights a few of the unique places
that make New York City special to me,” said Padma Lakshmi. “Local treasures
like these restaurants, shops and experiences are what make experiencing this
city truly extraordinary.”

Some of Padma’s favorite New York spots include:

  *Devi - Devi is widely praised as one of New York City's top Indian dining
    destinations, and is the first Indian restaurant in the United States to
    have earned a Michelin star
  *Serafina - Located in the pulse of the city’s hippest district, Serafina
    serves up succulent Northern Italian flavors from early morning to late
    into the night
  *Children’s Museum of the Arts - Children's Museum of the Arts has nurtured
    the artistic talents of kids for more than 25 years and was named as one
    of six great museums in the city for kids by CBS New York
  *Edi & the Wolf - Edi & The Wolf pays homage to tradition, inviting guests
    to experience “Gemütlichkeit,” or coziness, featuring Michelin-starred
  *Gymboree - Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and
    confidence in children for more than 30 years and is the global leader in
    early childhood development programs
  *The Jewish Museum - Boasting a collection of 27,000 paintings, sculptures
    and multimedia exhibits, The Jewish Museum offers a collage of Jewish
    culture and identity across centuries and continents
  *Mezzogiorno - Mezzogiorno conjures a favorite Florentine cucina in an
    art-filled SoHo dining room, spotlighting seasonal ingredients
  *SPiN New York - By combining an unusual mixture of sport, design and
    entertainment, SPiN New York has created a unique experience with 17
    ping-pong courts, a full bar, restaurant, pro-shop and private VIP room

“We’re constantly striving to connect Groupon customers with the absolute best
local businesses, and Padma’s handpicked collection does just that,” said
Julie Szudarek, senior vice president, Groupon Local Deals. “These highly
curated deals highlight some of the top destinations in the city and promise a
decadent New York experience.”

Padma is the owner of two companies: Easy Exotic, which includes hard kitchen
goods, frozen foods, teas and spice products as well as the Padma Collection,
a line of sophisticated tableware and home decor sold at fine retailers across
the country. She established herself as a food expert early on in her career,
having hosted two successful cooking shows and penning two cookbooks: “Easy
Exotic,” for which she won the International Versailles Prize for best
cookbook by a first time author, and “Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet, A World of
Recipes for Everyday.” In addition to her own books, she has also written for
American Vogue, Gourmet, Parade and British and American Harper's Bazaar and
has been a syndicated columnist for the New York Times.

About Groupon

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