Kelis host private dinner & screening for 'The Nice Guys,' at Estrella in Hollywood.

Kelis host private dinner & screening for ‘The Nice Guys,’ at Estrella in Hollywood.

*”I thought it was really funny, I was surprised! The film is very unassumingly funny!”

This week, Kelis, hosted and a VIP dinner and movie screening for “The Nice Guys,” at Estrella in Hollywood. The singer, turned chef, curated a feast featuring popular dishes from the 70s like, meatloaf and shrimp cocktails. Celebrity guest included Shaun Ross, Billie Woodruff and more.

Billie Woodruff, Kelis & Shaun Ross at private dinner & screening for 'The Nice Guys'

Billie Woodruff, Kelis & Shaun Ross at private dinner & screening for ‘The Nice Guys’

“I come from a different world,” shared the Le Cordon Bleu graduate. “I love being a chef and I love cooking but curating for me is different because I’m theme oriented. Everything is about fashion, lifestyle and how it makes you feel. I want food to bring people to a certain place, memory or essence. I wanted to do something that spoke to the era and what was happening then. It’s very 70s, its very America.”

To start diners nibbled on jumbo shrimp cocktail with duel sauces and then a beef short rib meatloaf for the main course and an ambrosia layered cake for dessert.

Ambrosia layered cake from private dinner at Estrella for 'The Nice Guys'

Ambrosia layered cake from private dinner at Estrella for ‘The Nice Guys’

“The best thing about being a chef is the instant gratification,” expressed Kelis. “Music I do for myself and food I do for others. And the fact that people always expect something else and I love that I’m able to WOW them. Women chef still get a hard wrap and I’m coming from music, so people don’t know what to expect, they’ll say, ‘is this a gimmick, is she doing this for fun, or how good can she really be’ and I’m damn good, so I love that! The hardest thing about being a chef is the hours.”

Kelis host private dinner & screening for 'The Nice Guys'

Kelis host private dinner & screening for ‘The Nice Guys’

Set in 1970s Los Angeles, “The Nice Guys,” follows down-on-his-luck private eye, Holland March (Ryan Gosling), and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) as they try to work together, to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

“I thought it was really funny, I was surprised!” Gushed the New York native. “I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t understand what was happening right away. The film is very unassumingly funny! It’s off handed funny! It’s not cheesy, I actually laughed out loud! Its long but it keeps you engaged! Every moment, you will be like, ‘WHAT! WAIT, WHAT?!'”

The action comedy also stars Keith David, Yaya Da Costa, Matt Bomer, and Kim Basinger.

“The Nice Guys” is in theaters today.