To leap from Bombay to Los Angeles doesn’t seem an easy transition for a restaurant operator, but Rohan Talwar has done it with the recent opening of Norah.
Talwar’s IB Hospitality opened the restaurant Ellipsis in Bombay in 2012. But Talwar found himself returning to L.A. and decided it was home.
His new restaurant Norah, which is in West Hollywood, focuses on seasonal local ingredients in a Thomas Schoos-designed spot filled with light. The restaurant’s chef Mike Williams, formerly of The Tasting Kitchen in Venice, CA, designed a menu around the wood-fire grill.
The cocktail program was developed by Australian Hamish McShane, previously of Syndey’s Bayswater Brasserie and Salon Blanc. The wine list is by John Snowden, also Norah’s g.m., who was previously with Eveleigh and Goldie’s.