A Conversation with Dena from Panache Bistro 4

Panache Bistro is a quaint little restaurant nestled in South Fulton. It’s like a coffee shop, a breakfast spot and the perfect place to have lunch rolled into one. One of the joys of writing for South Fulton Lifestyle is that I have discovered gems like Panache, right in my neighborhood. Many other new Panache customers have relayed to me that it’s so easy to get caught up in our busy lives, rushing, or driving right by that they didn’t even notice the restaurant right beside St. James Live on Butner. It pays to advertise and to advertise with an uber local publication. Thanks to the magazine, Panache has more regular customers, stopping by to pick up coffee or lunch for the whole office. I caught up with owner Dena McDonald to ask her a few questions.

1. Please tell our readers a little about your background and how you came to open the restaurant in South Fulton.

My father was an Executive Chef for over 40 years.  We used to own a catering company (Gourmet Presentations) and always planned to open a small, bistro type place during his retirement.  He was diagnosed with cancer back in 2005.  After a long battle, he died in 2012.  I moved forward with our plans to open a place as a means of healing as I grieved for my father.

2. I love Panache and you can find me there with my laptop in a cozy chair with my coffee and pancakes. I know our publisher Michelle loves your healthy options. What’s your favorite thing on the menu?

Definitely the PB Scramble with Chicken Sausage.  All the ingredients, plus potatoes.  You’ve gotta try it! Yum!

3. Tell our readers something they might not know about Panache.

We have pre-set catering options and custom menus.  The venue is also available for special event rentals.

Panache is also a good place to curl up with your latest issue of South Fulton Lifestyle magazine!