Sunny's - A Modern Diner poised to take your order
RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. (RCC), owned by the dynamic team of Audrey Surrao and Chef Rod Butters are adding to their restaurant portfolio with a modern diner they have named Sunny’s. Sunny’s is located at 235 Bernard Avenue, around the corner from other RCC hotspots RauDZ Regional Table and micro bar & bites.
The name Sunny’s is a tribute to their shared photogenic golden retriever and a play on the sunshine of the Okanagan Valley and the restaurant’s prime Lake Okanagan location.
Like the pre-fab stainless steel dining cars of the original diners, Sunny’s floor plan is a long and narrow footprint. Framed by a reclaimed brick wall, a soaring 20’ ceiling topped with wooden timbers, Tim Bullinger of Arca 3 Design Studio will satisfy our craving for diner nostalgia but give the small space a decidedly modern twist. Guests can grab a spot at the 16-seat stainless steel eating counter where they can keep an eye on the traditional diner open kitchen. With only 30 seats expanding to 44 when the patio weather arrives, breakfast and lunch will be exclusively on the menu until the long days of summer arrive and dinner service will be added.
The culinary team led by award winning Chef Butters will offer fresh, innovative takes on diner fare. You’ll need to brush up on your diner lingo as ‘Cluck and Grunt’ will get you your order of eggs and bacon and ‘Two Cows, make ‘em cry’ for your double stack burger with onions along with your order of Dog Soup aka water. Guests can also enjoy their Bloody Mary or Sunny’s own cocktail creation of ‘A Dingo Ate Me Bourbon’.
“I’ve wanted to do a diner concept for many years and when this space on the revitalized Bernard Avenue so close to the lake became available it was perfect timing to expand our culinary creativity” states Chef Butters.
Renovation of the space is currently underway with an opening planned for Spring 2018.
About RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd.
RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. own/operate a selection of the Okanagan Valley’s premiere dining venues and are recognized as industry leaders. Award winning farm to table restaurant RauDZ Regional Table, and International influenced micro bar & bites are located in downtown Kelowna with Italian inspired Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ in Oliver. Further expanding their culinary influence RCC Co-owner Chef Rod Butters released his first cookbook, ‘The Okanagan Table: The Art of Everyday Home Cooking’ in summer 2018.