BENCH BITES: Gab & Thea’s End-of-Summer Cocktails

Words by Margarita Buenaventura It’s hard not to be enamored by Gab Bustos and Thea De Rivera’s story: a young couple works together as budding restaurateurs. It’s like a chick flick come to life. And now, we can enjoy the sequel: tucked away on Makati’s Guijo Street is 12/10, the duo’s newest restaurant baby. You […]

B/TV x Bench Bites: Fruit & Nut Clusters By CMBV

Video by Isabelle Toledo We may have had our fill of chocolate during the love month but that doesn’t mean we have to kick our craving the rest of the year. With summer’s heat approaching, there’s only one thing to do: melt that chocolate. As studly chocolatiers Christian Valdes and Marvin Bagube of CMBV Confectionaires […]

B/TV X BENCH BITES: Mari Jas Makes Gingerbread Granola

Film by Isabelle Toledo  I  Production Design by Ina Jacobe  I  Shot on location at the Scavolini Showroom  Words by Margarita Buenaventura When you want your yuletide presents to fill the heart as well as the stomach, it’s best to give something that came straight out of your own kitchen. Television host and model Mari […]

B/TV: BENCH BITES with Chef Josh Boutwood

All clothes by BENCH  I  Photography by Ina Jacobe  I  Video Directed & Edited by Isabelle Toledo As the chef behind the Bistro Group that owns restaurants like Italianni’s and T.G.I. Friday’s, Josh Boutwood has likely fed your entire family. His kitchens have dished out the sort of festive grub that goes well with beer and […]