The Butternut Tree

After ten years discovering the world and the flavours it bestows, Chef Scott Downey is back home in the prairies and set to introduce Edmontonians to his interpretation of Canadian cuisine. Opened August 2017, The Butternut Tree is just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Alberta Legislature Grounds just off Edmonton’s majestic river valley. A room with a panoramic view, Chef Downey’s first restaurant pays homage to the places he’s lived, worked and explored, while showcasing seasonal ingredients from Canada’s distinctive landscape.

Private Dining

Located in the picturesque corner of the restaurant, the “look-out” is accessible by a private entrance and is separated by a heavy, floor-to-ceiling sound curtain. This is the perfect setting to host an intimate dinner for up to 12 guests. The room features a handcrafted butcher block table, floor-to-ceiling windows, and wonderful fireplace to keep guests cozy during those cold Canadian nights.


Chef Scott Downey

Scott Downey, Chef-Owner of The Butternut Tree, grew up in St. Albert where his family instilled in him the importance of growing and raising what you eat. His summers were spent back and forth from New Brunswick and the memory of the butternut tree in his grandmother’s backyard is a powerful symbol of the wonderful ingredients that are growing all over the Canadian landscape, waiting to be rediscovered.

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