Next month's dinner with chef Thomas Keller at Fearrington House has a waiting list of more than 100 guests.
And so, McIntyre's Books in Fearrington Village has organized a book signing at 3 p.m. May 17 so those shut out of the dinner can still meet the superstar chef. Keller owns the famed French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., as well as Ad Hoc, Bouchon, Per Se and Bouchon Bakery.
The bookstore is asking folks to reserve a space at the book signing because the restaurant will be serving samples from Keller's latest book, "Bouchon Bakery." The bookstore is also asking that attendees purchase a copy of the book or any other Keller books at the bookstore beforehand or via the bookstore's website. Keller and his co-author, pastry chef Sebastien Rouxel, will be on hand to sign copies of the books.
To make a reservation for the signing, call 919-542-3030.