Hungarian acrobats tumble into Irvine waffle world
Paul Hortobagyi is part of Hungary’s first family of teeterboarding, but his popularity in the U.S. eventually resulted in severed ties with his homeland.
Paul Hortobagyi balances a waffle while his wife, Marcela, left, juggles the popular European treat. Marcela and Paul Hortobagyi were third-generation circus performers from Eastern Europe who left the limelight and now live in Fountain Valley. Recently, Paul Hortobagyi partnered with his children, Marcela Varadi and Jean Paul Hortobagyi, at rear, to open Gaüfreé, a waffle-sandwich restaurant in Irvine.