The Butternut Tree has opened in a space where others have come and gone. It’s across from Ezio Farone Park and the High Level Bridge, in Edmonton’s Grandin neighbourhood.
Just beyond the Alberta Legislature Building behind the High Level Bridge is Ledgeview Centre, home to The Butternut Tree. Floor to ceiling windows offer unobstructed views of the Legislature grounds and the river valley, which provide the beautiful backdrop to Edmonton’s newest restaurant.
The beginning of September marked the launch of The Butternut Tree and this venue’s chance at a second life. Although it had already been in business for a few weeks, the media event was only held this past Wednesday. After weeks of salivating over posts of their food on social media, I was extremely excited to acquaint myself with St. Albert-born Chef-Owner Scott Downey’s menu firsthand.
Check out the new Butternut Tree (9707 110 Street, 780-760-2271, thebutternuttree.ca). Complex seasonal flavours; all-Canucky wine list (we had the fine Culmina Unicus) in a serene atmosphere with a glassed-in kitchen and incredible river valley views.
A panoramic vista and a focus on Canadian ingredients will be a draw for diners at the latest eatery to launch in YEG. Located in Oliver, across the way from the Alberta legislature grounds and with a view of the river valley, The Butternut Tree is found in the Ledgeview Centre at 9707 110 St.
After ten years discovering the world and the flavours it bestows, Chef Scott Downey is back in the prairies and set to introduce Edmontonians to his interpretation of Canadian cuisine.