Last night in NYC Bravo celebrated the season finale of Around the World in 80 Plates with a party.

It drew in the attendance of contestants Avery Pursell, Nookie Postal, John Vermiglia, and Liz Garrett, as well as hosts Curtis Stone and Cat Cora.  Along with the show’s participants and crew, it also brought out a few of the Real Housewives of New York CityAviva Drescher, LuAnn de Lesseps, and Heather Thomson.


It has been a busy week for the ‘80 Plates‘ PR machine!  Aside from getting ready for the big finale party, they also had to deal with some damage control in the way of Cat Cora and her wee little problem of a recent DUI.

Cat was arrested last month after rear ending another car and admitting to police that she had drank 3 beers. Later she blew a .19 on a breathalyzer test (2x the California legal limit).  At the time, the celebrity chef released a statement apologize for actions, “I deeply regret my decision to drive that evening after my designated driver became unavailable. I learned a very important lesson from this experience and take full accountability for my actions.”

The driver of the car that Cat hit released a video to TMZ which shows Cat drunkenly insulting them as they waited for cops to show up. Hopefully she hailed a cab after the finale party last night.  She can be glad that her mug shot isn’t nearly as bad as some we’ve seen in the past, that’s for sure!  (Nick Nolte, anyone!?)

In much happier news, the show’s less scandalous host, Curtis Stone, has proposed to his longtime love, actress Lindsay Price.  The two just welcomed a baby boy named Hudson last November.  No word on a wedding date yet!




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