The Tartine empire continues to grow beyond the boundaries of the Bay Area, with the Instagram announcement that it would open in Seoul, South Korea. According to the post to social media, the bakery is planned to open in 2018, though no timeline is specified; perhaps it will open in time for athletes participating in the Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to begin on February 9, to carbo load on morning buns and bread pudding.
Talks of expansion to Korea date back to an April 2016 piece in Bon Appetit, though no other news of it have surfaced until now. The announcement follows recent news that Tartine would open a Manufactory Food Hall in the International Terminal of the San Francisco airport with chefs Gabriela Cámara of Cala, and Pim Techamuanvivit of Kin Khao.
A second, larger Tartine Manufactory is slated to open in Los Angeles, including a grain mill, and pizza restaurant partnering with chef Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco, alongside a smaller cafe in Santa Monica. Coffee Manufactory, the brand’s coffee arm plans to open a roastery in Jack London Square in Oakland.
Eater has reached out to Tartine for more details on the project.