Comings and Goings: Aux Delices Succeeds Arcudi’s

The Aux Delices French bakery and cafe will open at 1035 Post Road East, Westport “some time in May,” according to co-owner Greg Addonizio (above). The location formerly was occupied by Arcudi’s Restaurant.  Peter Jennings of Westport-based Bayberry Property Management said that the Arcudi family’s 30-year lease on the site had recently expired.

 

The new Westport location for Aux Delices with be the fourth cafe in Fairfield County owned by Addonizio and his wife, Debra Ponzek. Addonizio said that the new cafe which will serve beer and wine will seat 45, have outdoor seating in the spring and feature a large bakery.

 

He describes the ambience of his four locations as “cafes with gourmet food and a bakery team of 15 chefs.” Having started the business in Riverside in 1995 with his wife, he said that their other similar establishments are located in Greenwich (opened in 2000) and Darien (2004). In addition, “We have a ‘commissary’ in Stamford and a cafeteria in Old Greenwich,” he said. The commissary is a large, commercial kitchen where they offer adult and children’s cooking classes. Addonizio said Aux Delices also offers the option of conducting cooking classes in the privacy of homes.