The Manzkes Open Wildflour Cafe + Bakery in Philippines

(Originally posted on September 10, 2012),

“The Manzkes Open Wildflour Cafe + Bakery in the Philippines” by Daniela Galarza in the Eater LA,

Margarita (Marge) and Walter Manzke may be the most camera shy of all of LA’s culinary power couples. They don’t employ a full-time publicist. They don’t post their tattoos or travels or kitchen experiments on Twitter. But whenever and wherever they pop-up, the execution, service, hospitality and food always shines. Unfortunately for Angelenos, Walter Manzke’s newest project, with wife Marge, is a 16-hour flight away.

This summer, the Manzkes quietly opened Wildflour Cafe + Bakery in Manila, Philippines. The classy joint looks like it would fit well into the current LA bakery/cafe/marketplace craze. Marge and fellow baker Ana de Ocampo have whipped up house-made breads, sticky buns, bombolini and dozens of other pastries that fill a display case. Meanwhile, savory items on the menu include Walter Manzke’s well-loved Tarte Flambe, baked escargots, and bahn mi sliders. Could this be a concept that the Manzkes might bring to LA? Fingers crossed

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