GOODS: Kelowna’s “RauDZ Regional Table” Taking A Classroom Approach To Cocktails

January 4, 2012 

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

The GOODS from RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | RauDZ Regional Table is bringing cocktails back to the classroom with the return of Liquid Sundays. Led by award-winning mixologist Gerry Jobe, Liquid Sundays take the traditional concept of a cooking class and the non-traditional curriculum of cocktails to develop a third semester of this extremely popular 8-week program. No pre-requisite is required other than an interest in the cocktail culture and to have some fun with friends and neighbours. Get all the details after the jump…

Liquid Sundays begin on January 15th with a look at the ‘field to glass’ philosophy of the bar at RauDZ and the use of locally sourced ingredients for the cocktails. Throughout the eight- week term, classes will include The Classics, with a look at libations from over 200 years that stand the test of time, Craft Beers and Ales which is a night for beer-lovers with an inside look at the history and craftsmanship of your favourite styles of beer plus class is topped off with an exclusive keg-tapping. For those who want to recreate cocktails at home, Tools and Techniques will get you behind the bar to shake, muddle and mix to entertain your guests.

Curriculum

January 15 - Field to Glass Local Spirits – An evening dedicated to our local farmers, artisans, alesmiths and distillers. Cocktails that exemplify the RauDZ bar team’s commitment to translating local wares into memorable cocktails.

January 22 - The Classics – Libations from over 200 years ago still stand the test of time.  Come learn about the beauty of simplicity and balance to cocktailing and the legendary bartenders who started it all.

January 29 - Prohibition – Come learn about the history of Speakeasies, bathtub gin, moonshining and rum-running during this dark chapter in bartending history. Cocktails from this era will be the focus of the night.

February 5 - Tiki: Donn Beach vs. Trader Vic – Two amazing bartenders with a new exotic, avant-garde style of bartending.  Who created tiki?  Who truly created the Mai-Tai?  Come explore the intense rivalry between these two barmen, Polynesian cocktails and judge whose cocktails are truly superior.

February 12 - Craft Beers and Ales – For the beer lovers, this night is for you.  Come join us for an inside look at the history and craftsmanship that goes into your favourite styles of beer. An exclusive keg tapping will also be on the bar for you to witness and enjoy!

February 19 - Senses – We’ll study the psychology of the senses as they relate to the cocktail experience. Aromas, mouth-feel, inter-activity, psychoactive properties and aphrodisiacs will be featured in the creation of tonight’s cocktails. 

February 26  - Tools & Techniques – An evening for you to et up, come behind the bar and learn how to shake, stir, muddle and mix. Learn how to properly use egg whites, make your own syrups and sodas,
infusion sugars, garnishes and how to equip your home bar for entertaining guests.

March 4 – Under the Influence – Every great cocktail has a great story behind it. Join us for an evening of cocktails inspired by our bartenders favourite music, film, television and authors. A peek behind the curtain of our creative process will be the focus of our last class.

Tuition

Liquid Sundays begins Sunday, January 15th for 8 consecutive weeks from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Tickets are
$40 for each class or 3 classes for $100 and must be purchased in advance by calling 250–868-8805 or
email info@raudz.com. Unlike school, with Liquid Sundays you can join us for one or all eight classes but space is limited so contact the RauDZ registrar today.

About RauDZ Regional Table

Chef Rod ButtersRauDZ Blackberry ketchupRauDZ calamari, desconstructedRauDZ signature arctic charRauDZ cheese plate, deconstructedRauDZ chocolate trio dessertRjB: Chef Butters' initials signify his high standards

RauDZ Regional Table is owned and operated by the award winning team of Chef Rod Butters and Audrey Surrao. Located in the Okanagan Valley, an area described by Chef Butters as the “ultimate chefs playground” the menu focuses on fresh, regional cuisine with fun presentation.

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