Podmore unveils a special second anniversary mealThe Meal Appeal
September 17, 2023
Story By: Dining Out Team | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
Classy is the word that comes to mind when describing Podmore, the brunch, dinner and cocktail destination in downtown Honolulu.
The restaurant is co-owned by chef Anthony Rush and his wife and business partner, Katherine Nomura, and the pair wanted the food and service to reflect the space.
Podmore is located in a building that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the Historic Hawaii Foundation website, it’s one of only about 10 surviving stone-cut buildings in the state made of native lava stone.
Inside, diners are treated to a clean and elegant space fitted with dark green and purple tufted velvet seating, white marbled countertops and lots of natural lighting from a wall of windows. The menu pays homage to Rush’s British roots and all of the food is prepared with care from scratch.
From Sept. 20-24, the restaurant is featuring a special six-course meal to cele brate its second anniversary. Diners will be treated to a snack tower; smoked eggs (Maili Moa hen egg, poached quail egg, smoked trout roe, Tsar Nicoulai golden Osetra caviar and brioche from Breadshop in Kaimuki); house-cured salmon verrine (Big Glory Bay king salmon, avocado, Big Island heart of palm, cucumber and Ululoa Nursery microgreens); charred and marinated leeks (Bocconcino stracciatella, eggplant mutabal, poblano and pine nut gremolata); Podmore burger (Snake River Farms wagyu on a truffle bun with foie gras and balsamic onions); and a dark chocolate tart with Laie vanilla ice cream.
Sept. 20-24 also happens to be Negroni Week, and Podmore will be marking the occasion with special Negroni cocktails.