C'est la B's new cafe makes deciding where to have your tea a piece of cake

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PUBLISHED : Monday, 17 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 17 September, 2012, 4:20am

Cafe-bar C'est la B is venturing out from its hip Tai Hang location and opening in Admiralty's Pacific Place mall.

Its lifestyle-savvy founder Bonnie Gokson - whose other businesses include Central's penthouse restaurant Sevva and Sheung Wan's chic Ms B's Cakery - looked radiant at the grand opening event last Friday.

On C'est La B's menu are desserts, cakes and savoury dishes such as pot pies, salads and pastas. It also offers a range of gluten-free desserts.

The stylish afternoon tea expert said she enjoyed being surrounded by good friends who love to eat and did not care about the calories.

She said: "I have too many friends who are on constant diets and this seems to take all the fun out of [eating]."

Marie-Antoinette would be her ideal guest if she could invite anyone in history to grace her tea parties, Gokson said.

"One thing is for sure - if [Marie-Antoinette and I] do meet up, we'll have plenty of cakes. Let them eat cake."

Gokson said she loved bringing joy to people by expanding her dessert and sweetness empire.

"I don't bake, but I do have tons of imagination, and I know how to balance and create the concept of a good piece of cake," she said.

"For my cakery and C'est la B, I also get to exercise my creativity in designing all interiors and packaging which is a lot of fun."