Meet Joanne!

After nine months of planning, French paperwork (!!) and converting a beautiful 1980’s Estafette for her new life as Estabuffette, Joanne Schofield’s dream has become a reality when Estabuffette debuted on the 16th July in Verfeil-sur-Seye.

A British citizen, born in Canada and moving from Cornwall to Verfeil in July 2014, Joanne dived into the amazing wealth and variety of food in this area. Joanne explains that ‘With wonderful markets, restaurants and roadside cafes, it seemed to me that the food truck phenomenon had not yet arrived. The few pizza, crepe, paella and fish and chip vans were few and far between. Menus tended to be a bit disappointing and somewhat lack lustre given the huge success of food trucks in other countries that serve what the French call ‘gourmand’ food.’

With a love of authentic Mexican food Joanne chose this as her mainstay for Estabuffette. If anyone does not like the unique flavours of Mexico, then there are other choices made from a variety of fillings to suit any preference; vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or meat.  The two main items on the menu are tortilla wraps (mais or flour tortilla) and tapas.

All Joanne’s food is hand-made, ingredients locally sourced and seasonal whenever possible. Drinks include old-fashioned lemonade, iced tea, coffee/tea and tisane.  Desserts vary (tarte au citron, biscuits, cup-cakes) and fresh fruit glace, in a Mr. Freeze type tube!’

How wonderful does Joanne’s mobile food service look?  It is great to see an old vehicle find a whole new purpose and Joanne’s original business idea can only spread joy and deliciousness across the region. 

Hours of opening are: Every Tuesday and Wednesday from Noon to 2.30pm and 7.30pm to 9.30pm until the end of this year. Place Courte Boulle, Verfeil.

Table service or takeaway available. Summer menu (July – October) Winter menu (October-March). Private functions catered for.  Follow Joanne on Facebook  estabuffette;

Published 9/2017