The food isn’t really the draw at New York’s Waverly Inn — the celeb-and-society-packed restaurant opened in 2006 by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter — but that didn’t stop its chef, John DeLucie, from writing a book about the place. Waverly marks the happy ending of The Hunger, DeLucie’s recently published memoir of his rise in the kitchen biz, and to promote it this week he’ll be at Rockit Bar & Grill for a signing and a tasting of some of his most famous Waverly menu items — including the (infamous) white truffle mac & cheese. As for once the party’s over — well, DeLucie’s not just here to push the book: “I am excited to dine in Chicago,” the chef told us. “Maybe I can exchange one of those edible menus from Moto for one of my chicken pot pies?” The signing is Thursday, October 22, and runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; email email@example.com to RSVP.
John DeLucie wants to feed you truffles