When we talk about raising the bar at Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table and its nearby sibling, micro bar.bites, we’re raving about their elevated locally focused cuisine and the combined power of their beverage lists. Consider beer: RauDZ has six taps dedicated to local selections while micro has another eight taps with both local and international beer on tap. Let’s do the math together. That’s 14 taps of choice for craft beer aficionados and perfect for wine touring folks whose taste buds are tired of wine. Okay, maybe true oenophiles never tire of wine. For those folks, RauDZ wine list is 100% local with 20 wines by the glass from which to choose. Among the extensive wine list are three fabulous large format 1.5-litre bottles including Kettle Valley Winery Malbec 2011 and Meyer Family Vineyard 2013 McLean Creek Pinot Noir for sharing with friends.
If you’re thirsting for a bit of bubble, there’s sparkling wine including the Gray Monk Estate Winery Odyssey Brut Rosé 2012 that recently was awarded Best Sparkling, Okanagan Wine Festival 2016. RauDZ recent list features nine of the ‘Best of Varietal’ winners from the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival. To provide international flavour and flair, micro carries wine from around the world as well as features BC wines. You can do a world wine tour without leaving your bar stool. Can’t wait to get started? Now opened for lunch, too, micro’s creatively simple approach in its tapas and bar menus allows you to grab a quick bite even if you’re pressed for time.
~ Roslyne Buchanan