While I was covered in chocolate from head to toe this morning, I couldn’t help but think of the long list of people I’d love to create a meal with.

And drink wine with.

I thought it would be fun to share!

Bobby Flay. I don’t think there is a meal this man makes that I wouldn’t want to devour. But if I’m being honest, the real reason I need to spend some quality time with this guy is because I need all the grilling help I can get.

Sabrina from RhodeyGirl Tests. I once told Sabrina that she reminded me of my grandma, and while that seems like the insult of all insults, I assured her that it was possibly the best compliment I could ever give anyone. She is the most elegant blogger I know and I would love to learn some of her entertaining tips first hand. Her gracefulness reminds me of Ina Garten, who coincidentally is my next pick.

Ina Garten. Perhaps my number on choice, I often dream of what it would be like to end up at a dinner party at Ina’s house. She is simplistic, classy and just seems like such a lady. I’m fascinated with her background and the fact that she is completely self-taught. I’ve also adopted her rule when it comes to entertaining: never cook while the guests are there.

Dawn from Vanilla Sugar. Just when I think that I can’t be surprised by another recipe, Dawn combines chocolate with Cheez-It’s and vanilla beans with pork. It’s like she lives inside my head and drags out every foodie fantasy I’ve ever encountered. I would love to hang out in her kitchen. Actually… I’d just like to sit at her kitchen table while she feeds me.

Michael Chiarello. His recipes always inspire me and most importantly, challenge me. I love that he seems to be a family man and had a passion for culinary arts at such a young age. I’m all for people following their dreams!

Julia Child. You know I hate to be predictable. But the fact is that spending time in the kitchen with a legend who was so passionate and carefree about food sounds like a dream come true.

Heather from SprinkleBakes. I don’t think a recipe goes unbookmarked when it comes to Heather’s blog. She makes intricate, beautiful and delicious food seem effortless. And she could teach me a lot about food photography and styling. But I’d probably be too busy eating her creations.

So that’s that. There are a million more, but I tend to be indecisive and gave you my top seven. Now the real question is, would I still have to do the dishes??

Who would you love to be in the kitchen with? Who is your number one pick?

Oh and about that chocolate? It’s coming soon.