Awards and Testimonials

Welcome to A Dash of Panache where we celebrate friendships with style and pizzazz!


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The gigantic KCRA A*List Results were released and A Dash of Panache took 1st Place for the 2015! Thank you for all who took time to vote for us as Best Tea House!

The Roseville Press Tribune's Best of the Best Winners! A Dash of Panache won:
  • BEST Event Facility! (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2010) Thanks to our Themed Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Ladies Night Out, Meeting Facilities, etc.! We are so proud to have won this category!
  • Best Ice Cream! 2015
  • BEST Caterers! (2011 & 2010) We cater big tea events, lunches, and other meetings or celebrations.

Best of Roseville 2015, 2014, 2013, & 2012 (Restaurant Category)
We received the following award letter:
"A Dash of Panache has been selected for the 2015 Best of Roseville Award in the Restaurants category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties."

Good Day Sacramento (CW31)
Good Day Sacramento
did a LIVE special in our Tea Parlor with Angel and his daughter! Unfortunately, they accidentally deleted the video so we can't post a link to it! But we snapped a photo!

On Facebook
Our Facebook page has well over 2,000 fans and continues climbing! See us at

The Wall Street Business Network (Money 105.5FM)
The Wall Street Business Network invited our owner to be a guest speaker on the Mark Montgomery Show's Small Business Roundtable.
They wrote a nice article about A Dash of Panache. It focused on why we do what we do. ( link is missing)

Syle Magazine
The Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin Style Magazine released their 2013 Reader's Choice Awards and A Dash of Panache was again listed as a winner in several categories! Thank you! See below for details!
North SAC News
The North SAC News ran an article, Tea for Two? written by Tina Fontenot who visited our parlor in April. Click here to read the article (to clarify a few "misunderstandings" in the article: we didn't buy the building, and only Saturday nights are reserved for private events because we're closed during the day on Saturday). missing pdf:
Fox 40 News
Fox 40 News at 11am invited the owners of A Dash of Panache to demonstrate a High Tea during their Cooking segment (in the Fox 40 Cafe), hosted by Paul Robins. Click here for more information, photos, and video clip. links to old page 40 News at 11

Best of Roseville 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009 (Ice Cream Parlors)
The US Commerce Association (USCA) awarded this to us because they believe we "have achieved exceptional marketing success in [our] local community and business category." And they believe we "enhance the positive image of small business through service to [our] customers and community."

THANK YOU for voting A Dash of Panache into several winning categories in the Readers' Choice Awards (Roseville Granite Bay Rocklin Style Magazine) including:
Favorite Salad Place:
1. A Dash of Panache ('08)
2. A Dash of Panache ('07)
3. A Dash of Panache ('11)
Favorite Waitperson:
1. Katie Foust, A Dash of Panache ('14)
1. Katie Mazza, A Dash of Panache ('11)
2. Katie Mazza, A Dash of Panache ('13)
2. Sandra Romo, A Dash of Panache ('07 & '08)
3. Katie Mazza, A Dash of Panache ('12 & '10)
Favorite Best Kept Secret:
1. A Dash of Panache ('07)
2. A Dash of Panache ('12 & '10)
3. A Dash of Panache ('08)
Favorite Local Store:
2. A Dash of Panache ('15)
3. A Dash of Panache ('14)
Favorite Take-out Restaurant:
1. A Dash of Panache ('07)
Favorite Ice Cream:
3. A Dash of Panache ('08)
Honorable Mention: A Dash of Panache ('10)
Favorite Smoothie:
2. A Dash of Panache ('13 & '11)
3. A Dash of Panache ('12 & '08)

Best of Roseville 2008-2010 (Ice Cream Parlors)
Our Ice Cream Parlor was presented with the Best of Roseville 2010 award (matches our 2009 & 2008 award we received previously too) in the Ice Cream Parlor category! Each year, the US Local Business Association recognizes outstanding local businesses in specific cities and in various categories throughout the country. A Dash of Panache was identified as a company that has "achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category" AND "has enhanced the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community."
Well golly jeepers (blushing), thanky!


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We receive a lot of wonderful feedback from our guests. Although we have shared the comments with our staff and family, we have not shared them publicly...until now. We grabbed a few quick ones below but we'll try to bring in others later. There are a lot of great comments in our Guest Books (located at our tables in our Friendship Tea Parlor) so feel free to come in a browse through them.
Diva Doings at A Dash of Panache

LJ Bottjer is a Sacramento Day Trips Examiner who visited A Dash of Panache secretly and wrote a wonderful article about her experience. Please read her article! It's wonderful!

"I wanted to thank you all again for making my daughter's 6th birthday such a huge success! From the lovely sign greeting us at the door, to the adorable goody bags you sent home with our guests, every detail was covered. The vanity closet was heavenly, the cake delicious, and the girls (and some of us parents) learned some new things about proper etiquette! Thank you so much for providing a fun, quality, and even educational party and for helping to make this a very special day for all of us. You truly exceeded my expectations! Sincerely yours, Amy S., Mom" (a complete letter sent to us)

"I love this charming and fun place to have lunch, tea or just enjoy some ice cream. They have a very nice selection of gift items. The staff is very friendly." --Patricia T. (KCRA's A*List)

"This business is committed to making the visit to their restaurant/shop a pleasurable and relaxing experience. From Mother's Day Tea to Baby Shower to lunch with friends, I have really enjoyed stopping by. I have tried a variety of their foods and found them to be delicious. My favorite is the chicken salad sandwich." --Nadine D. (KCRA's A*List)

"We were on an adventure, trying something different for Valentine's Day. This is a super place, loved the people and different types of life experiences in love relationships. There were no mistakes! God bless you all. We loved it! Wonderful family here, so special and super fantastic!!!" --Ron & Donna (Feedback form)

"I can't believe this business concept hasn't been thought of before! What a wonderful concept for a down town area! Partly cafe and ice cream parlor for passers by and partly (in a separate room) a quality tea parlor (with dressup) for those who plan ahead with reservations. And partly girls party heaven with all of the great themes they offer (in still another room). I'm looking forward to seeing you franchise!" --Terri C. (KCRA's A*List)

"I came along with my husband on our valentines date on Valentine's Day. We were there at your "A Dash of Panache" place for evening tea and it was wonderful! I had the time of my life and I wanted to share this with my whole family and friends... Thank you for everything and the hard work that night." -Rainee S.

"This is a great place to eat excellent healthy food for lunch, and be served by friendly people. I highly recommend you try a quick business lunch. You will be pleasantly surprised!" --Ted M. (KCRA's A*List)

"Service is great and the food is very good. It's the best cafe in Old Roseville. There are items on the menu that are unique to Dash Of Panache and they are awesome. If your little girl likes to dress up like a princess, this is the place to have her birthday party with friends. The owners and staff have done a wonderful job." --K. Anthony. (KCRA's A*List)

"We have enjoyed the creative atmosphere and the excellent food! Cheerio!" --Joleane K.

"I used to work at A Dash of Panache and it was a wonderful environment. The owners treated me like family. Each event was well planned and organized. The clients always had a good time. Great food, great parties, great fun!" --Gherie G. (we miss you Gherie!)

"My wife and I frequently meet friends here for coffee and dessert. The ice cream is awesome (especially with the warm brownie) and the lattes are a favorite of ours. Best of luck Alvord family. You guys deserve recognition for your hard work and well-planned business." --Brett Allen

"Delicious ice cream and great atmosphere in downtown Roseville. We loved our visit!" --Glenn R.

Media Coverage

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If you've seen coverage that isn't listed below, please contact us. Thanks!
  • A Dash of Panache and our owner was featured in a story in the Sacramento Business Journal about how downtown events boost business. Click on the photo to read.
  • A Dash of Panache was on Fox 40 News at 11 during their Cooking segment hosted by Paul Robbins. A High Tea was demonstrated.
  • The Press Tribune just announced the results of its Reader's Choice Awards. We were selected as the "Best Place to Take a  Date." Thank you!
  • We're listed on Tea Map and ranked quite high! Thank you for the great reviews!
  • We're listed in Tea Guide (
  • We ran our first radio spot on KKFS 103.9 FM The FISH in regards to our Holiday High Tea! Click on the logo to the right to hear the MP3 audio clip!TheFishKKFS
  • On National Dessert Day, the Roseville Press Tribune came and photographed our Giant Caboose Sundae (a 7-scoop monster)!
  • Perfect Wedding Guide featured A Dash of Panache for bridal showers, bridal teas, Bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other topics.20
  • Woodcreek News featured our family (and business).
  • The Sacramento Bee ran a comprehensive story on our business, "Party with Panache. New Business Caters to Women and Little Girls." It was on the front page of the Roseville section, the Placer section, and the Women's section!
  • We were selected as the #1 Best Kept Secret in Roseville by the Readers Choice Awards of the Roseville Granite Bay Style magazine (October 2005, p.41)rscover

About Us

A Dash of Panache officially opened back on Mother's Day, 2005. After 10+ years the business was purchased by Cranberries Inc. and is now run by Paul and Debra Gillman. We are one of only 2 Tea Parlors remaining in the area and are expanding hours to keep up with demand.

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217 Vernon Street,
Roseville, CA 95678


On days we are regularly closed, we may be open for special events please call to check 916-788-4386.
Mon: Closed
Tues: Closed
Wed: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thurs: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm