The Butternut Tree at the Ledgeview Centre

Chef Scott Downey is hoping he’s got the right stuff to make his Butternut Tree restaurant a longstanding occupant of the space inside the Ledgeview Centre at 9707 110 St. Several restaurateurs have tried before but it’s a quirky location and most have only lasted a few years, if that.

He’s done a good job with the interior in his effort to make the diner feel a connection with the outside—and that view to the outside is definitely one of the reasons to visit.

How’s the food? Find out how my experience was: listen to my on-air review with CBC Edmonton AM, or read about it in the web article here.

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Appetizers:

B.C. Octopus with spaghetti squash, charred tomato, radish, beet leaf pesto. $18
Organic squash with aged goat gouda, Bosc pear, black garlic and hazelnut $14
Broccoli with pork belly, soft boiled ash-covered duck egg, pickled garlic scape and cereal grains $15
Tomato with Winding Road’s Josef cheese, sorrel cream, preserved yarrow blossom and canola oil $15

Mains:

Elk with burnt cabbage, mustard-glazed carrot, fingerling potato and sand cherry jus $45
Rabbit with sherry-glazed burdock, leek, turnip, and arugula puree $40
Pheasant duo with winter squash, confit beet, beet puree, chanterelle mushrooms $37