The Barefoot Contessa deserves only the best on her birthday—and, if she accepts our invitation, we're fully prepared to host her for a home-cooked feast. Here's our proposed menu for Ina's 70th (on February 2!), complete with roast chicken and chocolate cake, of course.

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It's not a birthday without Ina's chocolate cake, so it's only fair that she gets a slice on her birthday. There's no skimping on the chocolate in this beauty, either. Two layers of cake and a thick coating of chocolate frosting will have her going in for a second slice. Get the Recipe:Classic Chocolate Layer Cake
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Jose Picayo

Caramelized Onion Dip

Ina isn't shy about her love for onion dip (in fact, she's serving it for the Super Bowl), so it's a surefire way to kick off her birthday menu. Served with a side of potato chips, of course.

Get the Recipe: Caramelized Onion Dip

Wendy Granger

Irish 75

It's been rumored that Ina's drink of choice is a whiskey sour, but on her birthday, we think she needs a bit of bubbly. Enter: The Irish 75, a mixture if Irish whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup, topped with sparkling wine and a lemon peel. Cheers to Ina!

Get the Recipe: Irish 75

Jennifer Causey

Slow-Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken

Out of the hundreds of classic dishes Ina is famous for, her roast chicken may take the cake (but more on cake later). We'd prepare our slow-roasted chicken, seasoned with fresh herbs and lemon zest.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken

Greg DuPree

Garlic-Roasted Potatoes

Ina and potatoes go hand-in-hand, so we have a feeling these crispy spuds will be right up her alley. She can serve any leftovers with eggs in the morning.

Get the Recipe: Garlic Roasted Potatoes

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Classic Chocolate Layer Cake

It's not a birthday without Ina's chocolate cake, so it's only fair that she gets a slice on her birthday. There's no skimping on the chocolate in this beauty, either. Two layers of cake and a thick coating of chocolate frosting will have her going in for a second slice.

Get the Recipe: Classic Chocolate Layer Cake