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French Riviera in Annapolis Maryland

Dining is meant to be a time to slow the clock down, share special moments with people you enjoy, and find gratification in the meals that not only sustain you but pleasure you as well. Dining with Panache is a time to throw the dang clock out the window and feed all your senses!

My Family Throws The BEST Parties!

Our family, all of our family, holds the cornerstone on entertaining and dining. Not just a few of us, but all of us were taught by the matriarch example (our mom) of the family, to make a party, send out an invitation, hire a band, gather the cooks in the family and prepare for a gathering.

Dining Panache
Helen Mae Daumit – The Family Matriarch

It doesn’t matter why, it only mattered to do it, and make memories, have a reason to get dressed up, enjoy great wine, and lots of laughter among friends and loved ones.

Third Generation

When my firstborn child turned one year old, we did exactly what my mom always said to do, make a party. A kid’s party? Nope. He was the first child born among four sisters and it was going to be decadent and memorable.

The cake? A Croquembouche! And to this day, we all remember the gathering as ‘the one-year old birthday party with Panache’!


When Mom Chooses HER Son In Law!

The first man to marry into this family of all sisters… and stay, understood our mother’s sentiments around a gathering. He even created a business doing just this.

Forty years have passed, and he has dined thousands of brides, hired countless bands and threw the most amazing parties. His talent for arranging some of the most stunning flowers, just to set in his own home, is a lost detail in homes.

This man has showcased for every member of the family, at every family gathering, the importance given to details.

  • Starched linens
  • Crystal wine glasses
  • China, silver, and platters of decadence that will make your taste buds dance for days.
Dining Panache
The Man The Legend – Ken Upton

Dining With Panache

It only stood to reason, that when he was to celebrate a milestone birthday, it had to be done with Panache! And so, he brought the French Riviera to our little town in Maryland, and made a party.

It will be remembered for years, though I just don’t have the words to describe it to you. And so, I have assembled a little video together for your peering pleasure.

Get dressed up, make fabulous food and enjoy a moment or two of Dining with Panache!

Robin Daumit

My Muffin Madness


In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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