RauDZ is more than a restaurant, it’s a regional table. It’s a place where guests can come to dine on the best of everything that British Columbia has to offer. The philosophy of the restaurant is to be as local and sustainable as possible – from the locally grown produce, to the bar made from a 28 ft. Vancouver Island Fir.
(Photo: One of RauDZ local suppliers, Richard Yntema, owner of North Okanagan Game Meats.)
The lamb sirloin dish, which is served with sautéed gnocchi, vegetables and a minted barbeque drizzle is from BC’s Peace River area. The chicken confit in the gourmet poutine is from Sterling Springs Chicken in Falkland and the pork comes from North Vancouver’s Two River’s Meats. The mouth watering smoked duck breast and roasted duck drummettes is mainly supplied from Feather Farms in the Joe Rich area of Kelowna.
A popular and unique item on the menu is the rigatoni pasta with wild boar meat balls. The wild boar comes from North Okanagan Game Meats in Enderby, where owner Richard ensures that the wild boar are well taken care of. All of the animals at his farm roam freely in open pastures and a mini forested area. North Okanagan Game Meats operates with a zero carbon foot print. All of Richard’s animals are ethically raised and harvested which makes for a top quality dish that you can taste.
RauDZ is truly a taste of the best of BC. It is a restaurant with a delicious conscience.
~ Natasha Chudyk