Trite but this came to me the other night. Dead heroes, who would you like to share a meal with?
Hunter S. Thompson
There's some nice lists here. If we were really sharing a meal, I'd want the food to be the focus, and the conversation to germinate organically from our taste buds. So in that case, I think of:
Anthony Bourdain (miss seeing him)
Charlie Trotter (really miss him)
But if conversation were the focus, maybe over a 25 year old Glenlivet and a good Cuban, I'd want:
Robert Green Ingersoll