After training as an accountant, Sabrina Fuzeau has already run two restaurants in Rochefort with her husband and a hotel-restaurant in La Rochelle. “In 2019, we went on a road trip to America but our stay was cut short because of the Covid,” she says. Back in Rochefort, she worked as a salaried accountant. But having always been immersed in catering, she embarked on a new adventure by opening her food-truck.
“I am attached to my city and the transporter bridge is an emblematic and strategic site that I particularly like. In 2020, I already wanted to apply for the management of the restaurant which is under construction”, she explains.
“Homemade” dishes and games
Sabrina Fuzeau has refurbished, repainted and fitted out a vintage caravan to transform it into a food-truck. “La Guinguette is a nod to my father who ran the “La Guinguette 2000” nightclub in Rochefort from the 1980s to 2000,” she says.
On the menu, a wide choice of “homemade” dishes: mussels, burger, fish and chips with baby potatoes (instead of fries – shortage of oil requires), but also poke bowl, aperitif boards, fried food smelts, desserts and drinks.
“I have 40 seats on the terrace and I provide various games: darts, pucks, pétanque balls, a Mölkky. I want to create a friendly atmosphere, I’m thinking about upcoming events…”, she adds.
Its food-truck is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day and until around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed in case of bad weather). To complete the catering offer at the foot of the transporter bridge, there is also the “Kea, custom-made ice cream” caravan, run by Ludivine Demay, and on the Échillais side, Jean-Pierre Roger offers savory and sweet crepes.
In addition, a restaurant project is underway rue du Bac, it should see the light of day next July. Enough to satisfy tourists and locals.