Mariah Carey Breaking Bread with Randy Jackson

10/13/2012 5:55 AM PDT

Mariah Carey -- Breaking Bread with Randy Jackson

Not every judge on "American Idol" wants to shoot Mariah Carey (yet) ... the diva had dinner last night in the Valley with the dawg himself, Randy Jackson.

Fun Fact: Randy and Mariah actually go waaaaaaay back -- Randy has served as her musical director for a number of her tours throughout the years.