That's a funny dream pun - a "stake" dinner.
When you eat a meal, what's at stake?
Re: dream exercise, how about trying aerialism?
I slept for only three hours last night, and today I am straddling dream levels.... it is a perfect time for you to have slipped in your embedded dream command (to focus on what we want), I mean for me to have done that through "you." You clever little dream character, you.