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‘It’s bittersweet’: Kelowna restaurant closing its doors after 22 years

RauDZ Regional Table will close on Dec. 31
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Audrey Surrao and Chef Rod Butters will be closing RauDZ Regional Table at the end of 2023. (contributed)

RauDZ Regional Table is closing its doors after a 22-and-a-half year run in downtown Kelowna.

The restaurant will seat patrons for the last time on Dec. 31.

“As we close this chapter, we invite our community to join us in celebrating the successes, the memories, and the lifelong relationships that have been cultivated at RauDZ Regional Table. It has been an incredible journey, and we are immensely grateful for the support of our guests, suppliers, and staff,” said owner Audrey Surrao.

Although RauDZ is closing, Surrao and Chef Rod Butters will continue to keep the community well fed with Sunny’s Modern Diner and The Okanagan Table.

“We want to personally thank you the community, all of our guests, all of our incredible suppliers that we’ve had over the past 22-and-a-half years, and of course our amazing teams that have worked with us to put not only our restaurant company, but the Okanagan on the map. It’s been an incredible run,” said Butters. “It’s bittersweet to be saying goodbye to this chapter.”

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