(Originally posted on September 10, 2012),
“The Manzkes Open Wildflour Cafe + Bakery in the Philippines” by Daniela Galarza in the Eater LA, la.eater.com/2012/9/10/6548181/the-manzkes-open-wildflour-cafe-bakery-in-philippines)
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