Wildflour goes Italian
(From left) BJ Mantuano, Allen Buhay, Walter Manzke, US Ambassador Sung Kim, Margie Lorenzana Manzke, Ana Lorenzana de Ocampo and Canadian Ambassador John Holmes.
Wildflour goes Italian
THE PEPPER MILL - Pepper Teehankee (The Philippine Star) - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am

Wildflour is well-loved. As you can see, its restaurant/bakeries all over town are always full. It also has Little Flour,  which is also a go-to place to eat. 

The restaurant, owned by sisters Ana Lorenzana de Ocampo and Margarita “Margie” Lorenzana Manzke, recently launched its new venture, Wildflour Italian, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

The event also coincided with the launch of Margie’s book Baking at Republique. Margie, a five-time semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Pastry Chef Award, also co-owns renowned French eatery Republique in Los Angeles with her husband and business partner Walter Manzke. Her book features recipes for cakes and brioche, as well as some of my favorites like croissants and kouign amann. During the launch, several guests bought the book, which Margie gladly signed for them.

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat, Ana Lorenzana de Ocampo and Ambassador Sung Kim.

Guests sampled three types of pizza and small plates of different types of pasta. They also indulged in those delicious Republique chocolate chip cookies (the recipe is also in Margie’s book) and some Italian pastries such as bomboloni or stuffed Italian doughnuts. 

Spotted at the event were Bella Yuchengco and daughter Sunshine Puey, Nana Ozaeta, Cheryl Tiu, Beth Romualdez, Carmela Agosta, Bambi Sy, Angelo Comsti and JJ Yulo.

Dishes served at the event were just a preview of what the restaurant has to offer. And based on what I’ve tasted that afternoon, Wildflour Italian will be another hit!

(From left) Mike and Kathy Huang with their children Kameron and Mackenzie, Rustan Commercial Corp. member of the board Maritess Enriquez, SSI Group Inc. president Anton Huang, Renato Enriquez and Nina Huang.

Congratulations, Ana and Margie!

(Wildflour Italian is located at the ground floor of The Finance Centre, 9th Ave. corner 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.  For reservations, call 244-3930 or 0917-6329384.)

Celebrate the gift

Wyeth Philippines Inc. president and GM Bert Demeyere.

Creativity and talent shone bright at the Promil Four i-Shine 7 talent camp’s “Celebrate the Gift Recital” at SMX Aura in Taguig City.

Mentors Robert Alejandro of Papemelroti, Kara Escay of Masterpiece Movement, Georcelle Dapat-Sy, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde of Ballet Manila, Audie Gemora of Trumpets Playshop and National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab guided and directed the kids for their all-out performances in art, dance, ballet, theater and music.

Wyeth Philippines Inc. group product manager Sheryl Yao and Promil Four i-Shine 7 project lead Cheska Cornelio.

Actress Dimples Romana, who has been hosting Promil Four’s i-Shine ever since it started in 2009, once again hosted the recital.

Wyeth Philippines Inc. president and general manager Bert Demeyere, premium marketing director Jocelyn Lacida, and group product manager Sheryl Yao welcomed guests to the event.

(From left) SHSH global digital marketing manager Sylvia Corbanese, performance and development head Melissa Concepcion, global headset of ASET Dominique Peterhans, medical director Bernadette Benitez and premium marketing director Jocelyn Lacida.

Promil Four is committed to its mission of nurturing the gift in every Filipino child. In partnership with experts, Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp 7 helped instill in the participants values such as imagination, teamwork, versatility, discipline and harmony to help them shine not just on stage but in real life as well.

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