Westport Cafe & Bar’s Aaron Confessori is redefining hospitality
The Peanut on Main is quiet at 3 p.m. on a Monday. There’s a college-aged couple sharing a plate of wings at a table just off the bar, where a white-haired gentleman in a windbreaker is attempting to explain the story of his lost tooth to the bartender.
There aren’t many possibilities for conversation, but chef Aaron Confessori is a magnet for people. It’s not long before the older man is extolling the virtues of canned vegetables from his spot in front of the tap. He’s looking for an audience and thinks he’s found a sympathetic ear.