Westport Cafe & Bar opens
|Blanc no more|
As soon as Aaron Confessori heard the news that Blanc Burgers + Bottles was moving from its original location to a bigger venue on the Country Club Plaza, he knew he wanted Blanc’s old space. He had an idea for a new restaurant, and 419 Westport was just the spot for it.
Confessori, a 32-year-old Wichita native, had spent most of the last decade working in Kansas City, first for the Arizona-based Kona Grill, then operating Sol Cantina for three years with a partner. He sold his interest in that saloon and taqueria on 31st Street in order to open his version of a French-style bistro. That restaurant, Westport Cafe & Bar, opened last week.