GOODS: Chef Rod Butters Opening New “Micro Bar • Bites” In Downtown Kelowna

December 5, 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 | Good things come in small packages. Co-owners Chef Rod Butters and Audrey Surrao of the popular RauDZ Regional Table are gifting the Okanagan with a small package – 900 square feet of small – with a new concept they’ve christened Micro Bar • Bites. Mere steps from RauDZ on Water Street, Micro Bar • Bites will open in March 2013. The small jewel-box of a space is designed by internationally acclaimed architect Timothy Bullinger from Arca3 Design Studio in Vancouver. Known for his unique and meticulous work and love of lighting, Bullinger has designed homes for stars like Phil Collins, Vidal Sassoon and Georges Marciano, as well as the Vancouver restaurant Miku.

The space will remain respectful to the time period of this historic block of Water Street while giving a nod to modern interpretation. The room will feature a combination of stone, glass, and handcrafted metal features and with a custom designed wood block and wire caged lighting fixture hanging from the 18 foot ceiling this small space will be warm, inviting and utterly unique. Almost 65’ of wooden bar will greet the guest with a lit glass elevator shaft keg cooler serving both local and international beers on tap. Read more

Cocktails In The Kitchen At Kelowna’s Raudz Regional Table

January 3, 2011 

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

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

News from Scout supporter RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | Muddlers, infused spirits and blenders replace textbooks, calculators and #2 pencils in a cocktail classroom launching January 16th at RauDZ© Regional Table. Led by award winning mixologist Liquid Chef Gerry Jobe these “Liquid Sundays” have taken the traditional concept of a cooking class and the non-traditional curriculum of cocktails to develop an eight week program.

No prerequisites required other than an interest in the cocktail culture and to have some serious fun! Liquid Sundays begin January 16 with a look at the “field to glass” philosophy of the restaurant and the use of locally farmed ingredients in cocktails. Throughout the term subjects covered also include Whiskeys & Bourbons and the appreciation of raw spirits, a look into Artisan Beers and a creative session called The X-Factor with Matt Majid, who is currently third in the world for flair bartending where he’ll demonstrate some trade secrets to entertain your guests. In a kitschy kind of mood? Try out Tiki Night where class will be in session with Okanagan interpretations of the classic beach & boat drinks! Read more

Chef Rod Butters Of “Raudz” On Preserving Okanagan Flavours

November 24, 2010 

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

News from Scout supporter RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | BC Restaurant Hall of Fame chef Rod Butters of Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table has released his 2010 edition of rjb preserves and canning. He has created over a dozen products this season. Each jar and bottle features local produce canned and preserved at its peak freshness. Taking traditional ketchup and giving it an Okanagan twist, rjb’s “Blackberry Ketchup” is made with organic blackberries & tomatoes and is delicious on fries and sandwiches, “Drunken Cherries” showcase the valley’s cherry harvest with the added flavour of Sandhill Merlot. New this season is rjb’s line of salts and seasonings. Terrace Mountain Morel Salt to sprinkle on steaks, pork chops & lamb, or Peach & Cinnamon Sugar made from dried organic Okanagan peaches, cinnamon and raw sugar to create a unique cinnamon toast or sprinkled in your tea. Read more

Bar Crew At Kelowna’s “Raudz” Flush With Fresh Accolades…

September 25, 2010 

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

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

News from Scout supporter RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | Since opening in spring 2009, Raudz has earned a reputation for not only their seasonal local menu but also for their fresh fruit cocktails & extensive BC-based wine list. Recently, two members of the bar team, known as Liquid Chefs, have been nationally and internationally recognized for their skills.

RauDZ Bar Manager, Gerry Jobe is traveling to Jamaica next month to represent Canada in the Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge. Jobe was one of three Canadian finalists who traveled to Toronto for the big national “mix-off” and emerged the winner with his Spiced Cherry Hemingway. He’ll now take his expertise & his Canadian flag to Jamaica to compete against mixologists from around the globe for the Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum International Bartender Showcase. The good news is that we don’t need to travel to Jamaica to taste test the winner; you can sample his creative cocktail at RauDZ anytime. Read more

Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table Celebrates Asparagus Season…

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

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

News from Scout supporter RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | Spring and asparagus are an inseparable pair and it appears a cause for real celebration. If you Google ‘asparagus recipes’, a whopping 3,230,000 recipes are at your fingertips. Poems are written about it, grown men dress up in asparagus costumes to signal the season and there is even a Kick “ass”pargus fun/run held in Michigan. Asparagus is celebrated around the world with festivals in Qatar, South Africa, California, Germany and now Chef Butters at RauDZ Regional Table in Kelowna is honouring this inspirational sign of spring with an Asparagus Celebration of his own. Read more

Chef Butters of RauDZ Regional Table Launches New Food Line

December 21, 2009 

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

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

News from Scout supporter RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | Award winning chef Rod Butters of Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table, has recently launched
his rjb line of preserves and canning. This BC Restaurant Hall of Fame chef with a love for the plentiful fresh and local ingredients of the Okanagan has recently completed his first food line of products to be sold exclusively through the restaurant. Read more

Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table Joins The Scout Community…

November 9, 2009 

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Chef Rod Butters and his team at Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table are now proud member supporters of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page as we receive them and hosting an individual page for them in our list of recommended restaurants. Click ahead to be introduced or jump to their Scout page here. Read more

RauDZ Regional Table

October 5, 2008 

DETAILS

1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | MAP
Telephone: 250-868-8805
Email:  info@raudz.com
Web: www.raudz.com
Twitter: @raudz and @raudz.bar
Facebook: raudzregionaltable
‘Home Plate’ Podcasts available on itunes
Open seven days a week from 5:00pm – close
Reservations accepted for parties of 8 or larger.

PHOTO GALLERY

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

THE TEAM

Chef/Owner:  Rod Butters,  WCC
Owner/WSET Certified:  Audrey Surrao
Chef de Cuisine:  James Hanna

ABOUT RAUDZ REGIONAL TABLE

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Our philosophy is simple…support local, buy local, eat and drink local.  We are committed to our community, our suppliers, our environment and to you, our friends and neighbours.

BC Restaurant Hall of Fame inductee Chef Rod Butters’ menu focuses on fresh, local, seasonal and organic produce with an amazing 80% regionally based.  He feels so strongly that the producers are a major ingredient in the success of his menu, framed photographic portraits of the suppliers and their colourful produce are featured around the entire restaurant.  Guests can literally feel a connection to the food on their plate with this artwork.

The focal point of the restaurant is a beautiful 21-foot table in 120 year old reclaimed Midnight Pine. This table was custom made by local woodworker, Will Brundula, and features no nails or screws but uses a mortise, dowel and tenon construction.  The table sits on a trestle base reminiscent of the Kettle Valley Railway trestles. Comfortable banquettes and booths surround the entire space that features the brick from the original 106 year old heritage building,

RauDZ Liquid Chefs host guests at the expansive 28-foot, 15 seat fir bar where you can create your own fruit martini from fresh fruit purees made in house, enjoy a locally crafted beer or a glass of award winning Okanagan wine.

In the words of food and arts critic Jurgen Gothe, “Butters is the consummate Canadian-born, Canadian trained, Canadian chef, the kind that eventually….create what we’ll come to call Canadian cusine.”

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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Chef Rod Butters – BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductee

Chef Rod Butters – Okanagan Life Rainmaker 2008/2009

“I liked it so much I wished I could stay longer for a second visit to try more dishes.”  Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun

“It’s a commitment to local organic ingredients that make RauDZ Regional Table the unique and flavourful dining experience it is.” Wine Trails

“The table is so much more than just a cool Euro-style share table—it stands for community and that is what Rod and Audrey are all about. Huge supporters of the eat local movement; they even have beautifully framed photographs of their suppliers dotting the walls in tribute—love that. Nice to look up and see the smiling familiar faces of these suppliers knowing that the food I am eating is also supporting their businesses—this is community.”  Kelowna Capital News

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