FT Series Fantasy dinner parties FT writers select the guests, venue and dishes for their dream meals David Cheal’s fantasy dinner — Bowie, the Bard and the blues‘Shakespeare is here to provide a clue to the wellspring of his creativity — a theme of the evening’ Joshua Chaffin’s fantasy dinner — Joan Didion, Axl Rose . . . and QAnonThe FT’s New York correspondent gets more than he bargained for when the conspiracy theory’s leader turns up Rana Foroohar’s fantasy dinner: a feast beside the Aegean SeaThe FT’s global business columnist gathers writers, a musician, a jeweller and her father for a meal lovingly prepared by her grandmother Orla Ryan’s fantasy dinner — Elton John and a flying visit from Amelia EarhartThe FT’s Middle East and Africa news editor serves up poitín, political intrigue and rock-star piano Alice Fishburn’s fantasy dinner: Moses, Muppets and masterpiecesThe FT Weekend Magazine editor takes over the Frick Collection for a gossipy Christmas feast Jonathan Derbyshire’s fantasy dinner: philosophy meets jazzMichel de Montaigne is the presiding spirit and Elizabeth David rustles up rustic French cuisine More from this Series Emma Jacobs’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT’s work and careers columnist gets dressed up for a summer’s night of grilled prawns, champagne and Otis John Gapper’s fantasy dinner: Joseph Bazalgette and Rosalind FranklinHis eclectic guests tackle science, art and technology with a striking Victorian backdrop Courtney Weaver’s fantasy dinner party: Tina Turner and Marcus AureliusThe FT’s US political correspondent heads to Moscow for a vodka-fuelled blowout Gideon Rachman’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT columnist talks 20th-century history with some of its key figures Brooke Masters’ fantasy dinner: Carrie Fisher serenades Nikola TeslaThe FT’s opinion and analysis editor whisks her guests away for an evening of French-Indian cuisine Sebastian Payne’s fantasy dinner partyMiles Davis and Evelyn Waugh share champagne and oysters on the beach Janan Ganesh’s fantasy dinner partyAboard the Orient Express bound for Venice, the FT columnist and his dream guests swap epigrams, song lyrics — and football tactics Fantasy dinner: Nelson Mandela and Victoria Wood join Henry Mance for a vegan feast The FT’s chief features writer selects the chef, guests, dishes, drinks and location for his ultimate meal Katrina Manson’s fantasy dinner party: Catherine the Great meets William MorrisAn underground gathering of flawed iconoclasts muse on invention and the art of the possible Arthur Conan Doyle, Nile Rodgers, truffle pasta — Claer Barrett's fantasy dinnerThe FT’s personal finance editor selects the chef, guests, dishes, drinks and location for her ultimate supper Alexander Gilmour’s fantasy dinner party: Snoopy kisses Sally RooneyThe FT’s Food & Drink editor selects the chef, dishes, guests and sommelier (guess who?) for his ultimate supper Robert Armstrong’s fantasy dinner party: Julia Child in Studio 54The FT’s US finance editor picks the guests, destination, chef and dishes for his dream supper Jim Pickard’s fantasy dinner party: Elizabeth I meets Billy ConnollyThe FT’s chief political correspondent picks the guests, destination, chef and dishes for his dream supper Fantasy dinner party: Barbara Pym meets BuffyThe novelist and the TV vampire slayer are among those Isabel Berwick would invite for a picnic on Hampstead Heath Jan Dalley’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT’s arts editor picks the guests, venue, chef, dishes, wines and cocktail for her dream supper Simon Kuper’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT columnist selects his perfect venue, food, wine and company for a post-lockdown celebration Pilita Clark’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT business columnist picks the guests, dishes and venue for her dream meal Robert Shrimsley’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT political commentator picks the guests, dishes and venue for his dream meal Martin Wolf’s fantasy dinner partyWho makes the guest list for the FT chief economics commentator’s dream meal?