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A Dash of Panache

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217 Vernon St, Roseville, CA 95678, USA 916-788-4FUN Website Suggest Changes

Sun 11:00am – 4:30pm Mon 11:00am – 4:30pm Tue 10:30am – 2:00pm Wed 10:30am – 2:00pm Thu 10:30am – 2:00pm Fri 10:30am – 2:00pm Sat 10:30am – 2:00pm

A Dash of Panache is located in beautiful Downtown Roseville, the city's center of history, culture, and unique shops. They are currently the only true tea parlor offering High Tea in Roseville and the only French-deco tea parlor in Northern California.

High Tea (served anytime with reservations) consists of fresh loose-leaf tea steeped in individual tea pots, cinnamon rolls, fresh-baked scones served with homemade lemon curd and heavy whipped cream, a variety of petite sandwiches (including their famous Chicken Salad with Slivered Almonds and Sliced Grapes), gourmet salad, gourmet soup, vegetable quiche, and petit fours. They offer a Luncheon Tea, Light Lunch Tea, and Tea & Scones.

NOTE: When you first walk into the 1920's building, you'll be walking into a cafe and full ice cream parlor (and friendship-oriented gift shop).

The French-deco Tea Parlor is hidden further back in the establishment so ask about it at the counter. In the far back of the building is the Party Room where they host full-featured little girls' themed birthday parties (Princess parties, Tea parties, Diva Salon parties, Crazy Hair Salon parties, etc.). There is also a Vanity Closet (dress-up) that the women use when coming to tea and little girls use before their parties.

Recent reviews

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      JH, Traveling Tea Tarts

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      Fabulous! Delicious food! The scones are wonderful! The service is great. Our group of 6 tea fanciers has been traveling around northern CA for over 8 years and this is one of our favorite places.

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      Mom Lisa

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      Best birthday party ever! My daughter will not stop talking about it! Cute place!

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      Jessica Bawden

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      My family attended the holiday high tea last week. It was 'excellent' in every category.

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      Stacy

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      Came to celebrate my daughter's birthday party today with a Diva Salon party package. It exceeded my expectations many times over. The girls were thrilled and are still buzzing about it. Everything was included. The hostesses were fun. The favors were nice.

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      Shannon K

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      My sister bought a LivingSocial for this place and it was a superb experience. Their prices seemed very reasonable, even low, for many tea houses we have visited. The tea room was French which includes a lot of dark colors with contrasting whites and other colors. I was very impressed and so was my sister. We're both rather picky but neither of us found anything to complain about. Our waitress was super sweet and while the owner didn't talk to our table, we heard him chatting to a nearby table and he seems like a very nice man. We'll be back in a few months again for the holidays. We're looking forward to it.

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      Kelli

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      We came in for the holiday high tea this year and had a wonderful time. The raspberry white chocolate scones were the best I have had and we all enjoyed the peppermint nog with the dessert plate. I have visited a lot of tea parlors and would recommend this as one of the best my friends and I have experienced. Thank you A Dash of Panache for the fun holiday memories!

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      Monica

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      Used a Groupon coupon and came for the first time with my sister. It was very nice and the waitress was delightful. The courses of food far exceeded my expectations. We both loved the French decorations. My sister wanted those chandeliers too!

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      Barbra Kool

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      Came in with a Groupon and was so blessed! Everything was delightful and exceptional. Very unique style inside this French tea room. Refreshing.

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      M. Spect

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      Used a Groupon, it was a great deal. There were a lot of people making reservations so it was difficult getting in just before mine expired because everyone else was trying to do the same thing. However, IT WAS COMPLETELY WORTH IT! It was so cool and fun. Exceptional food, wonderfully-kind staff, cute decorations, and great friendship. Thank you for the idea Janet!

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      Joanne Crawford

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      I really enjoyed the differences this parlor has over typical tea parlors. Some may not appreciate the French designs which are much different than Old English typical parlors. I think the food is superb and the hostess we had was very friendly and attentive to us both.

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      Melinda Rodriguez

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      My coworker's baby shower was held there and it was fantastic! The tea sitting was elegant and included course after course of nicely prepared dishes. The games were really fun and their staff of waitresses and hosts were a fun kick!

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      Michelle

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      I bought a Groupon in January to attend this one of a kind establishment. It was hard to get a reservation because so many Groupon buyers were doing what I was doing but I count it all as TOTALLY WORTH it! It was fun. It was scrumptious. It was relaxing. The regular price (without the Groupon) is very reasonable and I appreciated what we got for the price. I made memories with my friend and daughter. If the owner is around that day, ask to talk to him. He is really nice. The gals that work there are extremely kind, caring, and thoughtful too. Great service.

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      Judy Fairchild

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      I'm a regular tea goer from Vacaville and this was my first visit to A Dash of Panache. I knew ahead of time that the French Deco design was going to be different and I was happily surprised. It was very well designed inside the parlor and quite tasteful without feeling stuffy. The food was extremely delicious, pretty to the eye, and kept us talking about it on the long drive home. We dressed up in their hat closet and I don't think I have laughed that hard with my friends in a few years. The serving staff was wonderful and the owner was very down to earth and pleasant. I wish I had not liked it so much because now we have to make the long drive more often. Highly recommended!

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      Keri Knudsen

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      My girlfriends and I go out to tea quite frequently and we decided to make the long drive up to Roseville to check out their French-deco Parlor. We were very pleased with the results. The food was superior to most tea parlors we have frequented and the owner was very personable. Our waitress was well trained. My group of friends and I are now looking for more excuses to drive up to the Sacramento area so we can hop over to Roseville and visit the Dash of Panache tea house.

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      Tim Carson

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      My Mom and Aunt had Tea & lunch at 'A Dash of Panache' this past week. They said it was the best service they have had in years. The food and Tea were exellent also.

      As a local business owner I know how important customer service is.

      Thank you to the staff of 'A Dash of Panache'.

      Tim Carson

      Family Comfort Heating & Cooling

      916-459-0405

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      Lee-ann Druer

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      A score of 'Excellent' in all areas with a bonus of 'exceeded expectations' as well. The design of this parlor is one-of-a-kind. The food is over the top. The service is sincere. The dress up closet is embarassingly fun. The man who owns the parlor is so damn nice and honest with answers to our personal questions. The restrooms are pretty and clean. And we have never been in the old part of Roseville before and we just love the neighborhood this in which this parlor is located.

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      DianeB

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      I attended the valentines day high tea yesterday. My expectations were exceeded in both the special event itself and in the quality of the food and service. I write this review as a sign of appreciation to the staff who made our time together so special. We truly have superior memories of our time together and the staff and the owner are the key ingredient even though the food quality and the room setting and musical selections all exceeded as well.

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      Peggy

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      I found A Dash of Panache a couple of years ago when we attended a Holiday High Tea there. I have brought various family (daughters, their husbands, grandchildren, cousins) and friends to tea sittings at least a few times every year since. I have never written a review until now and that is rude of me because they deserve it. They have always treated me and my guests with loving kindness. I can tell this is a Christian facility by the way they love on us all.

      Their scones are really, honestly, the best I have ever had anywhere. I have visited a variety of tea parlors and tea houses in California and abroad and I keep coming back to Panache because of two things: 1. The food and environment is superior. 2. The owners and staff are over the top.

      If you have not tried this wonderful establishment yet, I encourage you to do so! If you have tried it before, I hope you do as I'm finally doing and tell others about it.

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      Laurie Balder

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      Bought a Groupon and went for the first time to their place. Everything exceeded my expectations by a long shot. I recommend them!

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      Rio G

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      I bought a Groupon last fall for an Afternoon Luncheon Tea Sitting at this establishment. I was not expecting much but I was overwhelmingly surprised at just about my whole experience! The French design of the parlor was so unique and fun, I could not stop looking at the paintings, high heels, fashion items, etc. Beautiful. The tea selection was huge. Unfortunately, this meant the print was small so they could fit in all the wonderfully descriptions about each tea, which was very helpful. The family story was special and heart-warming. I loved the piano music, the smells, the friendliness of the wait staff, and the loving discussion with the owner. The food was some of the best food I've had at a tea parlor, and that includes the world-famous parlor in Victoria Canada. We borrowed clean and fancy items from the hat closet and a hostess took our photo at the table for us with my friend's camera. Overall, we loved it thoroughly.

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      Melissa Robinson

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      Mom and I came to this tea house for the first time, thanks to the Groopon coupon. I marked Excellent in all areas because it really was that good. The interior was so extremely unique in design. We both loved it! The dressup closet was laughter and lots of fun memories will be with us both for years to come. The team that took care of us that day were really down to earth and friendly. They explained each course of scrumptious food that was served to us and every single thing was put together in a tastebud thrilling way. Mom loved the piano music playing. We will be attending the christmas event in the winter! We are both new fans.

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      Jean

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      I attended on Sunday, August 21, 2011 for a luncheon tea sitting that I received via the groupon coupon I bought for $10 (a $20 value). Because I have been to this parlor several times before, I was half expecting to receive a less-than-normal tea sitting because of the extreme discount of the groupon. But I was in for a delightful surprise when the tea meal and service we received was completely up to par and I was treated like I always have been in the past, which was like a queen. I also must say that there was a couple sitting next to us that was rather grumpy from the moment they walked in until the moment they left. I was very impressed with the staff and the parlor manager/owner as they sensed their grumpiness and went above and beyond to give them every chance possible to cheer up. It didn't appear they turned around their attitudes but I can only imagine they had a horrible situation outside of the sitting today. Great job to Dash staff for staying so positive around grumpy people.

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      Betty Robinson

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      My tea girlfriends travel about looking for fun and interesting tea parlors around the west coast. We have been to dozens and have probably seen it all when it comes to decor, recipes, and so on. All five of us had a superior time at your parlor in Roseville. I loved the French design of the room, black table coverings, crystal ware, chic art work and displays, music, dress up closet, clean powder room, gourmet recipes, and friendly staff. The price was reasonable too. One of my friends is vegetarian and she was very pleased with the avocado and tomato sandwich instead of our tasty chicken salad petites.

      I believe you deserve excellent in all areas.

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      crazy tea gal

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      Enjoyed an elegant after-wedding tea with my bffs. I love this place and everything about it.

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      Emily

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      Thoroughly enjoyed Easter tea at this cute little French decor tea parlor in Roseville, CA. The waitresses were kind and the owner was friendly. Appreciated the spiritual touch (not too heavy but just right). The menu was over the top and easily earned an 'excellent' grade on this review form. I'll be back for certain.

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      Eastern Lily

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      I am a tea nut from the Boston area transplanted into Northern California where they are not supposed to know anything about tea. After all, we threw the biggest tea party, the Boston Tea Party! This parlor did an excellent job of decorating the tables and serving supurb tea-related food courses. I was impressed with the fun of steeping my own tea in my own teapot right at our table. Enjoyed the music too since the pianist was from our eastern neck of the woods.

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      Ms Fun Luvin' Gal

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      Our ladies social group from church came to a special Valentine's event. Our group filled the room. Panache decorated the parlor in a decked-out Valentine's theme that took my breath away. Seeewwww cuuuuute! The tea food was supurbe and the service was attentive and friendly. I had a wonderful time with my friends.

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      Cindy

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      I took my two granddaughters here for their birthdays for a special time with their nana. They both loved it and still talk about it! Food and tea were wonderful. The service was as well. Thanks so much!

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      Michelle

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      Came with friends (Lily, Jessie, Barb). Surpassed expectations. Love the French themed decor. Love the dress up closet much more than thought we would, very fun. Food was excellent, all of it, really.

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      Dr Joleen

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      Perfect scones. I've never had raspberry and white chocolate combined into a scone before and it was delicious. Everything was else was great also but I also want to mention that the soup was probably the best soup I have honestly ever tasted. Wow. They now have a regular customer for the cafe up in the front, although I'll be back for the tea parlor as well. Lovely design inside the old building.

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      J.A.

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      Just left your place after a holiday high tea. EVERYTHING was supurb!

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      Candice K.

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      Our family attended this tea house for their special Christmas tea sitting. We enjoyed it thoroughly. It was beautiful and unique inside and the food was truly gourmet. I hope the regular tea sitting has similar food items because the Christmas tea was very tasty. I plan to go back there.

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      Margaret

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      Our family came to our annual tradition of Holiday High Tea here at A Dash of Panache. We just love this tea parlor and it is no wonder that they are still open when so many other parlors are dropping like flies in these extreme economic times. We always love the 'Christmassy' atmosphere that goes along with the best holiday meal I personally have ever had at a tea parlor. Big kuddos to the owner and team of friendly people. Thank you so much for the beautiful photo and that fabulous take home gift. Our family is already looking forward to getting together and including your parlor in next year's holiday plans. Have a great new year!

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      Misty R.

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      Came for luncheon tea Sunday and loved it! It was very busy and the parlor was filled, so was the cafe and party room. But we received quality and friendly service and was pleased with the food and environment. We loved the holiday decorations and the big tree out in the cafe. We will certainly be back.

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      Miss Excited

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      This is a pre-review of A Dash of Panache. We are planning to attend the Black Friday Harvest High Tea event next week and I came in today to check out the parlor. It is SO unique and SO SO cute! There was a family in there today consisting of two men, two women, and a little girl. The females were dressed up with items from the vanity closet and they were taking pictures. HOW CUTE! I asked how they liked the meal and they said it was really, really good and filling. Since there were two men there nodding along with that statement, I was quite impressed because tea houses are typically known for very small portions that don't satisfy hungry people. We are very excited to be coming next week. I'll try to remember to post my experience after the actual sitting too.

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      Happy grandma

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      Brought my grandchild in for a special memory. We both enjoyed our time together in this extra special tea house. Not only did they score 'excellent' in all of these Tea Map categories but they exceeded my dreams for what they day would do as far as memories go.

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      The Fun Luver

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      Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! Teamap needs more categories like Quality Decor (excellent), Cleanliness (excellent), QUANTITY of Food (excellent), etc. All of my experiences were Excellent!

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      mrs philmore

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      partook high tea with friends a few weeks ago. had a wonderful time. enjoyed all of the food that was served. loved the dress up vanity closet. appreciated talking directly with the owner to learn more about the tea house. the french decor was superb. powder room was clean. no complaints at all. thank you.

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      New Panache Fan

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      Sunday was my first visit to this tea parlor after visiting about ten others around the Sacramento valley. Most have closed now. However, the tea sitting I had here was excellent and, honestly, exceeded the quality of food in any of the other parlors I've visited. Great experience and very friendly staff. This is my new favorite. And, yes, it would still be my new favorite even if all of the other tea houses were still open.

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      Tea Lover

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      Surpassed my expectations in everything. Wonderful experience.

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      Sharon C.C.

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      I recommend this tea house to all reading this. They treated me well and fed me well. I love the music, the food, the interior decorating, the hat closet, the staff, and even the beautiful ladies room.

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      S.Groves

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      Thank you (Scott) for coming to our Mother Daughter Doll Tea at Bayside Church today and teaching us all etiquette. You made it fun for our daughters and even for us moms.

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      B Gaines

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      My experience in your establishment was 'excellent' in all areas listed. This matches my first two visits previously so thankyou for being consistent.

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      Bets

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      I thoroughly enjoyed the high tea at this parlor. I was really good all the way around. I love the French decore! Most tea houses I go to have dusty Victorian items (with price tags) covering every inch of the walls and I just love the open, classy look and feel to this room shows. I recommend it.

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      Super Happy Juliet

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      Our little birthday celebration in your tea house was perfect! Only one of our family had been there before so it was new to the rest of us. It absolutely exceeded our expectations. Oh my, and the food! And the tea even tasted perfect; it was fun to get to steep it myself. Enjoyed the friendliness of the hostesses and the owner was kind enough to take time to chat with us and even take our picture. I'll try to post it here if I can figure out how to download it off my new iphone.

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      Jennifer L.

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      Wonderful experience!

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      Miss P

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      Loved the tea sitting! That's why I'm a regular! Thanks again!

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      The Lady in the Big Hat

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      I attended a high tea/birthday party for a dear friend yesterday at your tea parlor. There must have been at least 20 of us in your parlor (with room to spare). I'm a first timer at your place and I enjoyed it SO MUCH that I want to share my feedback with you. Your staff were so friendly, even with some of our pickier guests (sorry but we had a few picky friends with us and you handled them very kindly). The surprise party was such a success because of your business. I noticed that there was an award sitting on a table that said you were selected as the 'Best of the Best Event Facility' by some newspaper (sorry, I can't remember which one). I'd have to agree that your business is the best event-type place (and tea room) that I've ever been to. Very impressive meal too! Thank you!

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      Missy

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      The matrons of our family had a wonderful time away from the males at your mother-daughter tea event yesterday. Thank you for the time away and extraordinary service and delish food.

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      Laurie

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      Really enjoyed touring your business tonight at Downtown Tuesday Nights! We didn't realize how big your building was until we got the tour. Everything is so beautiful. We made our reservations! See you again soon.

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      Fran

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      My daughter attended a princess party there last Sunday. She cannot stop talking about it. I had a latte and a great salad (forgot the name of it but it had wedged apples and chicken salad) in the cafe dining room while the party was underway. I was impressed with everything.

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      Sharonne

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      You're my favorite place to buy loose leaf tea.

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      Sandra Grahl

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      We went for a birthday tea and were very pleased with the meal. We had high tea and felt you got much value for your money.We would highly recommend it. It was also fun to dress up- aneat touch!

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      Mrs. M. H.

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      Having just found TeaMap.com, I realized I found a good way to share about my experiences with A Dash of Panache even though they were a while back. My first visit there was at the Easter Sunday Tea event in early April 2010. It was such a great experience that I brought friends to the Vintage Tea even later in April. Both events were fantastic and I can't think of anything at all to complain about or suggest improvement. We were seated on time. The table was set lovely and professionally. The service staff was very friendly and caring and their continual courses of very good food kept coming and coming. The restroom was clean and nice looking with art on the wall. There was a cute gift shop. During the Vintage Tea event we got to watch a parade of little divas go back to their birthday party room after dressing up in the vanity closet (which we enjoyed ourselves). Both visits were such a delight and I've already made reservations for my next visit in June.

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      Elenore Grabel

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      Wonderful place! Thank you! It was a refreshing improvement over the dusty antique shops where many tea parlors are housed. Enjoyed your menu on the day we came and it was especially nice to have enough to take some home for my daughter to share! Again, thank you!

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      Kallie

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      Last Sunday we attended your mothers day event. It was a very nice tea sitting and the price was perfect. Thank you for the great food and environment to top off our experience. The photo was awesome and we loved the nice touch of the tea favors too. Thank you. You have a new fan (me).

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      Margerie B

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      My grandmother, mother, and daughter attended tea there on Sunday. I've been there before but my guests have not. We all were satisfied in every way. It brought us closer.

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      F.S.

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      You exceeded my expectations in every aspect. My mom loved it too.

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      Gertie

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      My old favorite parlor (An Afternoon to Remember) is closed so I had to find another place to go for a Mother's Day tea sitting. We found this parlor through TeaMap and thought we'd give it a try. I have a new favorite tea parlor. What a nice amount of very high quality food! Everything made our memory together special! I rate this parlor as EXCELLENT in all areas. The staff was friendly too. Nice photos too. I'm sure I'm missing lots of little extras but I promise that this is a place you should consider attending!

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      Heidi

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      Attended Mothers Day tea sitting. It was wonderful! First time visiting this parlor. I'll be back!

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      Maridyth

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      Thanks for the coupon! We used it on our first visit. Fabulous experience all the way around. You earned Excellent scores on all TeaMap categories! Thank you for the discount!

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      Bobbi

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      Attended a great bridal shower tea sitting today. First time there. Great fun.

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      Cathy the laughing girl

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      Came for tea this morning. I've been here three different times and plan to come back. Never wrote up a review so thought I will now.

      There are fewer and fewer tea houses to visit around here but this is always a favorite of mine. The food is the most tasty and filling and I just love the environment. They were fairly busy today and it was nice to be eating with beautiful music playing and busy-ness that was nice to be a part of but that didn't bother or interrupt us. They were starting a princess birthday in their party room as we left. I wish I were young again because this would be a dream party for me. If you haven't visited this place, you gotta try it. It is very nice all the way around. Spend some time talking to one of the owners while you're there, they have quite the interesting story to tell if you ask the right questions.

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      Sandra BR

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      We had a great time! Lovely place. Excellent menu!

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      Anne

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      My sister and I came here yesterday (Sunday 3/7). We had a difficult time finding many options in the Sacramento/Auburn/Folsom area but we are glad we found this parlor. We arrived early and waited in the front cafe until they seated us. The cafe was 'hopping' with people eating sandwiches and large salads, getting ready for a princess party, ordering lattes at the counter, and browsing thorugh the gift shop along the side wall. As we walked down the hall into the tea parlor, the atmosphere was transformed from busy cafe into tranquil tea parlor with beautiful music, fancy lighting, sheik paint colors, etc. It was wonderful. We ordered our tea and visited the vanity just to look at first. But as soon as we tried on something we just couldn't seem to stop playing (and laughing) until they brought our tea out to the table! Our hostess, Korin, taught us how to steep the tea (fun) and soon brought out fresh scones and cinnamon rolls. Then the courses of food just kept coming. Everytime we thought we were done, another course would arrive. It was a fantastic experience. Our friendship is stronger because of the environment we enjoyed yesterday. During our visit, we got to see a parade of birthday party attendees parade to the back room where they hold birthday parties. We could hear the girls cheering and having fun back there but it was not loud enough to be bothersome or distracting in our plush little tea parlor corner of the world. This was fun. The place was extremely busy, which made it even funner (yes, I know that is not a word). Definitely planning to come back again.

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      Arnette R..

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      My first visit was excellent in all rating categories! Selection of loose leaf teas was huge. The quality of the food served to us was 'gourmet' and the quantity was great too. The artistry of tea preparation was as good as it can be because we were taught to steep our own tea right there at the table. Fun. The service quality and cheer was excellent all the way around. Great experience. I'll be back!

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      JeanBr

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      My daughter attended what she called 'the bestest birthday party ever' last weekend. I hung out in the cafe with the other moms and a few dads. What a brilliant concept for a business. We had such a nice time enjoying lattes and great sandwiches while our daughters were being pampered and entertained in the back party area. Very fun. My daughter's reaction was priceless. I'd highly recommend!

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      Miki Uren

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      Had an evening tea party with some coworkers/friends and had a wonderful time. Food was awesome and service was the best!

      Neat place for a party!

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      Happy Wifey L

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      Valentine's Day High Tea with my husband was SO ROMANTIC! We both enjoyed the special menu of delicious food that kept coming and coming. My husband loved being full and I got to take some home to enjoy later. The music and decor (and candles) wer special. The service was prompt and my water glass (and tea pot) were kept replenished. There was a time when we were allowed, if we wanted, to share something about our date. That was special to me. I know my hubby loves me but to hear him publically tell why I'm special was breathtaking and I wasn't the only person in the room with moist eyes after hearing their mate talk. We received a beautiful photograph of the two of us as well as a nice favor before we left. Thank you for making this time so special for us. Every marriage needs fun things to do together. Looking forward to next year!

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      Billie

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      Fun time.

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      Deseray K.

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      We enjoyed their Valentine Day tea sitting on friday feb 12. They did an excellent sitting with a lot of features. You will like it.

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      ma. ja.

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      I believe we were one of the first groups to enjoy the Valentine's Tea this year. They are doing it for several days. It was very nice and the decor and service exceeded our expectations. Oh yes, and the food was excellent too. Thanks for the photo of us and the nice favor and tea sample too.

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      Marsha G

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      Attended a very nice high tea sitting today. It was my first visit to this parlor. It was very nice. They were quite busy. The service, food, quality, and environment was excellent. The quality of the tea was excellent too.

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      Amy

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      Dash of Panache is the best tea room in Sacramento/Placer hands down! Everything is great! The tea room is lovely. The food delicious, and the staff kind and attentive.My ladies meet once a month at a tea room, and we love it here. If only they were open on Saturdays, we would probably never go anywhere else!

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      Jeri T.

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      There is a long review below that almost mirrors my experience. This place is fantastic! Ditto to what she said! Fun, fun, fun!

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      Arielle

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      I came today for a tea sitting. The place was hopping with tea guests in the beautiful tea parlor, little girls having a fun birthday in the back party room, and lots of people up front in the cafe.

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      Susannah

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      Attended a great birthday party event at this place (in the back party room). Staff were fun and accomodating. Kids won't stop talking about it! Great job!

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      Bev

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      I won a free tea sitting certificate at the Fashion Spree & Green Tea event at the art gallery downtown, so I brought my friend to try this place out. It was great!

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      e

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      Our family's first christmas tea was such fun here that we have decided to make this a tradition. If anyone has not attended this parlor, they should consider doing so. It is unique. It is fun. It is tastie. It is addicting.

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      L. Baker

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      Up until they closed, I used to only go to An Afternoon to Remember up in the Auburn area (Newcastle). I never though I'd find another parlor to replace my first love. I came to your A Dash of Panache for the very first time when I came for lunch in your cafe with a friend. I didn't realize you also were a tea parlor! Nor did I realize you were also a birthday party place and baby and bridal shower place (as your website says). I got excited but was reserved when I came as a guest to your tea parlor last week for the Holiday High Tea event. All I can say now is, 'Oh my!' It was fun, fun, fun and delish, delish, delish! You have calmed my spirit because now I have a new home for tea. Thank you for staying open when everyeone else seems to be closing. I am looking forward to taking my hubby there for the Valentine's Day tea event! I'm looking forward to getting your next newsletter, my first. I plan to tell my friends, I already have been doing so.

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      Ruthie's Mom

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      This was the most memorable Christmas Tea I have ever attended. Not only was the food excellent, but the owner himself made us feel right at home. He shared a touching story of a childhood memory that started a very nice round of stories and fond memories. I was touched. The parlor itself is beautiful and the rest of the staff seem very nice as well. There is a cafe up front and they seemed fairly busy up there without affecting the quality of our service back in the parlor. My Christmas was very merry because of this sitting. Happy New Year!!!!

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      Cecile R

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      This is the second year we attended the holiday high tea at this establishment. Our first visit was excellent all the way around and we assumed that a repeat visit might not live up to expectations. But we were wrong. We enjoyed ourselves even more this year! I felt very comfortable and 'at home' in this parlor. The staff made me feel like one of the family and they were very willing to help me out when I had a question. I was completely satisfied and thrilled again. We'll make the drive here again next year!

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      Lori

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      Super duper holiday christmas tea. Everything was perfect.

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      S.J.R.

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      My family attended a Holiday High Tea at A Dash of Panache. I graded all rating areas as Excellent because they truly were. We all had such a wonderful time. The interaction with the staff was pleasant and the food was tops. If you haven't attended this event, you are missing out on something special for your family. We'll be back!

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      Georgia Holt

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      I attended my first Christmas Tea this year. I am so thankful it was a A Dash of Panache. I enjoyed a very high quality meal that was flawless. One of the owners helped us all through a very memorable sharing time of fond holiday memories or traditions. I was uncomfortable at first but as I listened to the stories start flowing from the other guests, my heart melted. It was very wonderful and deeply meaningful to listen to everyone share. A few shed some tears for past memories with those no longer with them and some shared hilarious stories. My story was bland but meaningful. We all got a very nice blessing from the group activity. Yes, it was optional and a few chose not to say anything but they certainly enjoyed listening to the other stories. The owner's story was touching too. I got a photo of our group and each of us received a nice Tub Tea gift. The price was 29.95 each which is lower than the 40 my sister paid at a similar event last year, at a different tea house. The dessert contained an 'eggnog with pink peppermint ice cream' dessert that sounded...well...yucky. BUT IT WAS GREAT! My new favorite holiday dessert!

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      Astrid Stoltmann

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      Everytime that I've come here, whether for a bridal shower, holiday tea, or just to enjoy time with friends, I've found the service, food, and tea delectable ! The scones, which are homemade, and the chicken salad sandwiches are scrumptious every time. I haven't branched out of my favourites regarding teas, but between my friends and myself, we've probably tried a good sampling and all have been above par. The atmosphere differs from the usual, but the French deco ambience is very whimsical and original ! All in all, this is definitely the teahouse to frequent !

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      L.O.

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      Came in for a Light Luncheon Tea today. It was fantastic! I watched a neighboring table get served a High Tea and I decided that my next visit will be for the High Tea so I can try that quiche. The lady receiving it kept talking about how delicious it was. I'm not complaining about my Light Luncheon Tea though because it was beyond what I was expecting. I should have read this website first to see what others were saying. Very nice meal and environment. Very good service.

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      Tamara Windsey

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      I'm in a hurry but I want to leave a nice review for my new favorite tea house! Perfect experience all the way around. Thank you.

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      Ameilia

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      I came to A Dash of Panache tea house today with a group of friends for a high tea. This was the first time for all of us at this particular parlor. I enjoyed myself so much that I decided to give them a little credit for their great service. The owner himself sat us and we got to talk his wife too (the other owner). After selecting our tea for our individual tea pots, we visited their vanity closet room. Oh my was that more fun than I expected! The meal was served in course after course and everytime we thought we were finished, another course would be served. The quality of the food was supurb. The tea room was full and I saw several couples (gentlemen with their wives) and a few children. It was a very nice atmosphere and the serving staff were friendly and the food was excellent! I definitely recommend this tea house!

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      Becky McReardon

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      My girlfriends and a few others thoroughly enjoyed visiting this tea parlor last Sunday. The business concept is very unique and creative. They have a cafe up in the front section and it has a very cute gift shop that I had to drag a few of my girlfriends away from so we could be seated. The tea parlor is in the middle section of the building. We were seated by a very nice hostess (I am sorry but I forgot her name). After reviewing their huge tea menu, we each selected our own pot of tea. Well, one of my friends didn't want hot tea but instead wanted their special iced tea that day (I forgot the name of it but it had pomegranite and vanilla in it I think). She gave me a taste and it was very yummy. While they were getting our tea pots prepared, we were told we could visit the vanity closet and that we could borrow whatever we wanted from it. It's a long story but when we were done, we were laughing and decked out in some pretty fun feathers, hats, bling, and more. They taughted us out how steep our own tea in the cute tea pots. They served us pumpkin scones with heavy whipped cream which was probably the tastiest whipped cream I've ever had. They also served it with a cream cheese-based frosting/icing on the side. We also each got a yummy and warm cinnimon roll. The next course consisted of a very nice selection of small sandwiches; all of which were very tasty. We also were served a wonderful soup and a mixed salad that was really good. There was also quiche (vegetable) and it was very well made. They finished us off with a plate of assorted goodies (a triple chocolate brownie, fruit, a cream puff with a nice chocolate sauce, and ice cream that hit the spot). The hostess even gave us tea samples as we left. It was very impressive, very tasty, and we had so much fun that we will be very dedicated return visitors too! I would highly recommend this tea parlor although there really isn't any left in the area to choose from. But even if there were many, I'd still recommend this one.

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      Dawn

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      A Dash of Panash is the only tea house i have been to. The experience and food was great. I had the Tuscan Chicken sandwich. WOW!!! amazing. The great thing is how you are able to get vegetarian items also. The different types of tea you can choose from is cool to. All together a great fun day. Thank You.

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      Barbara Smyth

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      Today I came for the very first time to a dash of panash. I am not someone who typically takes time to post reviews about places I go no matter how good or poor they are. All evening I was remembering the experience and telling some friends and smiling to myself and feeling warm fuzzies because of the fun memories I experienced. Therefore I sat down on our family computer and searched for someplace to tell the world about my personal experience. So here goes:

      I came with a friend to eat at what she described as a 'cute cafe in downtown roseville.' As we walked in the front door we realized that there was something special going on. Little did we know at the time that there was a bunch of 'somethings' going on. In the front cafe area there was a bunch of princesses having ice cream sundaes and brownies and pink lemonade over at a decorated table. They were darling and they were having a wonderfully fun time. The rest of the cafe was full of their parents and we appreciated them moving over a bit to allow us to have a small table to ourselves. We ordered from a cafe menu that made our mouths water. When the food arrived, it was truly wonderful and very satisfying. The staff said that the cafe is usually not this busy and that the ice cream princess party is not a typical event up here. We didn't mind because the young royalty were having so much fun that we giggled as we watched them. One of the staff was doing face painting with them. The mother of the birthday girls kept telling everyone how thrilled she was with the party and the girls that were helping out.

      Sometime during our lunch we heard some laughter down the hall and we noticed for the first time that there was another room further back in the building. We both walked over and saw a beautifully decorated room full of dressed up women. They were having a baby shower! There must have been 30 or more ladies back there and we found out that it was a french-deco tea parlor and they were having a high tea with their shower! What a thrill! We didn't realize that Roseville had its very own parlor! The room looked beautiful and my friend kept commenting on the artwork and the paint colors. After we walked back to our seat to finish eating, my friend decided she had to go to the powder room to 'freshen up.' A few minutes later I noticed her down the hall frantically motioning me to come down there. I walked through the tea parlor where the owner of the establishment was leading out in what looked like a very fun game and I met my friend just beyone the parlor next to a fancy closet. As I approached her I realized that the closet was a dress up closet! It had boas and hats and jewelry and I can't remember what else but there was more. I then realized that the baby shower guests were all dressed up in the accessories and I realized how fun it all looked. But that isn't what she wanted to show me. There was more! She took me down the back hall where there were pink beads in front of a slightly opened door and she reached through and pushed it open so I could see. What fun! It was another princess party! This one was much different than the ice cream one up front. This one was at a formally-set table and there was a beautiful cake and fruit plate and a few kinds of little triangle sandwiches and crystal cups and cute decorations. All of the princesses had tiaras and royal sceptors. There were fancy little favor bags in a basket next to the door and we saw a photo that looked like it was just taken of the group. Very cute! All of the children were wide-eyed as they watched a guy finish some funny juggling and then do a rope trick that was quite entertaining. They all cheered for him as he came our way and we decided it was time to leave and go back up front and finish our wonderful lunch that we had forgotten about.

      This place is magical. I saw so much laughter and smiling. It was quite obvious that the business was a memory maker. What a blessing the two of us had and we were only there for lunch! I can't wait until we come back for their christmas tea event in December. Hidden treasure was found today. Roseville has a major attraction right in the middle of its old downtown area. I'm still smiling to myself. Thank you for letting me share some of the joy I received today.

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      Melinda

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      My old favorite tea parlor, An Afternoon to Remember, closed and a friend recommended that we try A Dash of Panache. We did but I was not expecting much since I had never heard of this place. BOY WAS I SURPRISED! I loved the interior of the parlor, the music, the food (oh my, THE FOOD!) I was in 'ahhh' and I fell in love. I have to admit that I now have a NEW FAVORITE.

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      Brue McJ.

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      My first time to a tea parlor outside of the San Franciso area. What a nice facility and what a creative concept this business has! Excellent in all areas and I enjoyed being able to brew my own tea under the expert guidance of the hostess serving me. I couldn't get my friend to dress up in the vanity closet but it sure looked like fun as I watched the other guests giggle and take pictures. The food was better than what I was used to being served in SF and there was a lot more of it too. I recommend panache without reservation.

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      Debi Johnson

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      My out-of-state cousin and I picked this tearoom because of the reviews. We had previously gone to 'A Time to Remember' in Newcastle, but they have closed their doors. Our loss as this place was a poor second. They were out of a number of teas, the food was mediocre and the service was lacking. I took leftovers home and my husband ate the sandwich we had taken. His comment? The sandwich ingredients didn't go together and the meat and cheese were cheap. We won't be back.

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      A.H.

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      I brought my daughter to the Mother-Daughter Summer Garden Tea last week. We had a wonderful time and we appreciated the sharing opportunity! Everything was perfect! Thank you!

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      Theresa

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      06/02/09 – My best friend and I drove from the Bay Area to check out a wedding site and decided to make a fun day of it and stop in for lunch and tea. We usually visit Victorian tea houses and wasn’t sure what to expect from a French-Deco tea room. We loved it! Fun setting, delicious food and a large assortment of loose teas to choose from. Our server Kim was excellent. We will definitely add this to our list of our favorite tearooms. We are already planning our next visit.

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      Elizabeth 'Smith'

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      Attended your High Tea on 5/22. My first time at your tea house. Beautiful place. Very good food. Nice staff.

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      Mrs Swk

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      We attended the Mother's Day High Tea yesterday. Thankful I got the reservations when I did because they were full. I brought my husband and family along and we were not only stuffed with the excellent courses of food, but we had a lot of fun interacting with the host. The special memory for me will be hearing the wonderful comments by my family about me as a mother when the host prompted the comments. I hope this will be our new family tradition.

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      Jackie

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      My family attended the Holiday High Tea. It was highly promoted as being fun and memorable and we were NOT disappointed. It was one of the lovliest recent holiday memories my family has together. The food was well thought out and the flavors went well together. We dressed up and took lots of photos. The host helped us publically share fond holiday memories. I don't live in the area but I'll certainly be back on my next family visit! Thank you for the memories!

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      Judy

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      We really enjoyed our visit. You never know what to expect when you enter a new (to you) tea room, but were pleasnatly surprised when we were told we could have the Christmas tea. We had arrived without reservations expecting to get a pot of tea and sandwich from their cafe service.

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      Jeannie

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      Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! My mom, sister, and friends had a ball! Wonderful food! Wonderful decor! Wonderful memories!!!

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      Ms Barbara

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      My Red Hat group came for a monthly celebration. For most of us, this was our 2nd visit. It was just a fun as our 1st visit and I would not hesitate to recommend this unique tea parlor to any of my other sisters. Yahoo!

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      bettyb

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      I brought my daughter in for a 'girls day out.' We had been hearing great things about the parlor and the girl's birthday parties that they host. We loved the food, service and have great memories. Can't wait to do this again!

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      Sarah's Mommy

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      Recently moved to the Sacramento area and just had to start checking out the new tea parlors in the area. Dash was our 3rd parlor in the area. I was 'wow'ed' with the unique room design and just about everything I can think of in relation to the actual tea experience itself. This beats anything in Southern California (where we moved from). Thank you for a wonderful experience. I'll be back! I enjoyed the staff!

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      Patricia

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      I took my daughter to Dash of Panache today. We were really looking forward to it - we love tea rooms...had yet to try this one. We drove a half hour to get there. We arrived at 3:50 and we were told we couldn't be served because we didn't have reservations. The place was almost empty - only two small tables had patrons. I explained we just wanted tea and scones, but the gal said it wasn't a good time because some people with reservations were coming in soon, and they only had 3 people on staff. I have never been turned away from an empty restaurant with the excuse that it's just too busy. My daughter and I were so disappointed. So all I can say for this review is I will never go back there. Tea is meant to be a lovely experience, and the wait staff were just standing there, looking dismal, doing nothing, and they just had no intention of trying to accomodate us in any way.

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      Susi in Rancho Murieta

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      Three couples visited in early March (3 guys, 3 girls). The food was wonderful--best cucumber sandwiches ever and everything else just as good. The service was very comfortable; very friendly and allowed us to have a very leisurely Sunday brunch. We especially appreciated the decor--it was elegant, and the men in our party felt more at home there than at some of the frillier places we've tried. And with the coupon, it was a real bargain, too. We'll be back!

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      Linda

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      Our first time in a French-deco Style Tea Parlor. We've all been to many Victorian style parlors but this was a different feel; but it was a very nice and comfortable feel. The service was very friendly and attentitive and the food was enormous in both taste and quantity. Beautiful music too.

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      Michele

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      We held a baby shower at A Dash of Panache. Everything was done for us from food to decorations to game hosting. The table was decorated beautifully, the food was excellent, and the service was very good. It really takes the burden off the shower hostess. I would highly recommend this teahouse.

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      Maddie

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      Great tea! Had a wonderful time. Food and service was wonderful!!

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      Jennifer

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      I came with friends for the holiday tea sitting- our first visit here. We loved the food; the service was very personable; enjoyed the unique and relaxed atmosphere. Great tea selection and loved the special holiday cranberry tea. We'll be back.

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      M. Long

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      Wonderful experience! Delicious food! Unique and beautiful decor! Fun dress up! Met one of the owners very nice! We bought several cute items from the gift shop. Our Red Hat group loved it!

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      Nora

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      I made reservations two weeks prior to our visit. I specifically told the young woman that I was a vegetarian. On the day, the young man preparing the food said no one had told him about the vegetarian meal and would have to re-make the sandwiches. Then came out and asked if I could just eat cucumber sandwiches. Also the cinnamon rolls were hard. There were only two tables dressed, the other three were bare and 8 chairs were crammed on the wall next to a table. I was just disappointed. Tea selection was nice.

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      Debbie

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      Although I liked the tea I chose, and the food was tasty. Delicious scones. The decor dark, and very slow service will prevent me and others from our group revisiting the Dash.

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      Joanne M.

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      I saw one somewhat negative review (amongs the many glowing ones) below and decided to go anyway. That negative person was so far from the truth. This tea parlor is excellent! French-Deco design and the tea food was the BEST I've ever had (and I've had a LOT). I've been there twice now and plan to return next month with an out of town guest. Excellent method to steep tea, great waitress, and the quiche recipe was yummy. The vanity closet was fun and our photos are keepers. Ignore the negative review and listen to the others. This really is a great experience.

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      Patty

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      We enjoyed our high tea. Set in a very sweet French atmosphere. The scones are full of fresh raspberries, they melt in your mouth. Delicate tea sandwiches-so yummy. Whole leaf teas from around the world to select from. Service an A+. Our tea experience was excellent. Loved it!

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      Karena

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      I agree that this is a great place to have some fun with your friends. Celebrated my birthday here and had a blast.

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      Rhonda

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      Compared to many tea houses I have been to, the food was very tasty and filling (best chicken salad I have tasted!) The dress up closet is a great touch, and my friends and I had a blast dressing up with hats and boas. We chose this location from their web site and it lived up to our expectations.

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      Paula

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      I have never been to a tea parlor prior to this, but young and old alike can enjoy coming here!

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      Michelle

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      The food was not like other tea rooms, I have been to many in the Sacramento area and this is the only one I would not return to. I took my Grandmother and her friend and was disappointed.

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      Jonelle

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      I visited with my grnddaughter and LOVED the vanity closet where girls of all ages can ware boa's hats and fun dress up items. Tea room is cozy and service was great. We all had a wonderful time. We had High Tea, will come back for the Ladies night out with my friends!