On a recent trip to the West Coast, CNN and TVONE’s Roland Martin had a dinner party thrown in his honor at the home of actress Vanessa Bell Calloway. Was there a particular reason to have a party? Not really. Martin says, “I grew up in Houston where my family would throw get-togethers just for the fun of it, so this party is what I like to do when I come out to the west coast; I simply do not have enough time to do lunch with everybody.”
Naturally, Martin texted all of his friends to show up to the party. He says, “I simply sent out a text message on Thursday and here we are!” What a party planner! He welcomed semi-famous celebrities, including Elise Neal, Tracey Edmonds, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tatyana Ali, Judge Greg Mathis, Judge Kevin Ross and Jackee Harry. Jackee from 227?!?! That is genuinely exciting news.
The meal was prepared by Calloway and featured slow roasted chicken, “Killer Shrimp” in spicy champagne and garlic sauce, Korean BBQ, fried cat fish [sic], coconut rice, potato salad, grilled mixed veggies, and a mixed greens salad with candied pecans and goat cheese in a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Really? A Hollywood actress had the time to create that entire menu by herself?
As you can tell by the pictures and Roland’s chic white suit, a wild time was had by all.