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.

Scroll for visuals.

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

Author: Twyla Campbell

World-wide wanderer, CBC Edmonton AM Restaurant Reviewer, Member of Edmonton’s Slow Food convivium, oenophile, epicurean explorer and a freelance writer whose works have appeared in several magazines and newspapers including More, Above & Beyond, Avenue (Edmonton), Up Here, Northern Flyer, Opulence, City Palate, the Edible Prairie Journal, The Edmonton Journal, Slow Food Canada, Lifestyle Alberta, and on Slow Food Edmonton’s website. Grant MacEwan University (Professional Writing Program) Bachelor of Applied Communications Degree (in progress). I’m a Tweeter @wanderwoman10