RauDZ Regional Table, Kelowna, British Columbia
When Relais Gourmande veterans, Chef Rod Butters and business partner Audrey Surrao, launched RauDZ Regional Table in Kelowna, it was clear that the city was ready for such a culinary experience. They had come from the coast of Vancouver Island and the extraordinary Wickaninnish Inn where between them, they set the standard of fine dining and local harvesting that still flourishes.
Over the ensuing years Rod, with his great friend Chef Bernard Casavant, have truly helped to define British Columbia cuisine. Rod is one of the most inspired and creative chefs we have in Canada.
Celebrating a locally-focused, seasonal menu with a 100% BC wine list. BC Restaurant Hall of Fame inductee Chef Butters is committed to working in partnership with regional farmers, ranchers and artisans. His food philosophy is simple; support local, buy local, eat and drink local. Consequently, he and his team are considered leaders in the use of organic, sustainable and naturally raised ingredients and concentrate on pure, simple flavours with a fun presentation.
The Okanagan is blessed to have a large number of independent growers, vintners and crafts people who excel at what they do. Some of the finest wines in North America come from these vineyards. Many of the suppliers have been with the restaurant since it first opened its doors in 2009. Their philosophy and passion for food dovetails with that of RauDZ: grow or produce local fare of the highest quality.
The culinary team is led by Chef Rod Butters, Executive Chef Brock Bowes and Chef de Cuisine Robyn Sigurdson. Chef Butters long awaited cookbook, The Okanagan Table – the art of everyday home cooking is on book shelves across Canada and available in the restaurant.
Raudz Food Day Canada 2018
Cold Roasted Okanagan Vegetable Salad
Smit and co. goat parmesan crisp, Olivia’s fruit vinegar
Pan seared, albacore tuna niciose style potato salad, Bonnie’s tomato jelly, shaved Yarrow Meadows duck yolk, brined Le Petit Clos goose berries
Sterling Springs Chicken
Palamino cherry, Everything Wild morel and beet green vinaigrette, Floating Leaf wild rice, Everything Green basil jus
Dutchman Dairy buttermilk biscuit, burnt Gellatly hazelnut and Okanagan Niche Brut custard
Canadian Suppliers: Hills Foods, Don o’Ray, Kelowna Farmers Market, Sortilege Whisky, Floating Leaf, Smit and Co Cheeses, Olivia’s Vinegar, Codfathers Fish Market, Ted’s Trout, Le Petite Clos, Dutchmen Dairy, Everything Green Organics, Sterling Spring, Niche wines, Saputo Cheese, Everything Wild
Please note: RauDZ only accepts reservations of 8 or more for their communal table so if you have a group, contact them at the number below. Otherwise it’s first come/first served and always worth the wait!
RauDZ Regional Table
1560 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J7
T: 250 868 8805