The Night Life of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: Craft Beer, Street Food, Concerts, and Shows

A tour of the world with good, clean, and fair food that entertains Turin from morning to midnight. Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018 is lived by day in the pavilions of Lingotto Fiere, tasting in the Enoteca in Piazza Castello, participating in the appointments of Nuvola Lavazza and many other sites. But after sunset, you can also experience a rich program of events and occasions not to be missed.

Lingotto Fiere

After the market stalls have closed, visitors will still be welcome in Lingotto to taste the specialties offered by the Piazza of Craft Beer and Street Food in the space in front of the Oval, open until midnight.

There are 45 “slow” beer producers from all over Italy, selected from the breweries reviewed in the 2019 Beer Guide (Slow Food Editore) that will bring over 250 beers of low and high fermentation to Turin. There will be a wide and varied choice of blondes, red, dark, IPA and more. Between one sip and the next, visitors and delegates can enjoy the proposals of 18 artisan street kitchens from different Italian regions. An exceptional “showcase” of eating popular all over the peninsula among which stand out some unmissable traditional dishes: arancini, arrosticini, focaccia, farinata, fried fish, Bra sausage and much more.

On Sunday evening, the Lingotto’s atmosphere will be unique thanks to the final Terra Madre party, held in front of the fairgrounds on Via Nizza. From 9.30 PM, more than 5,000 delegates from five continents will meet with the families who host them during the event, with friends, sympathizers and curious people for a joyful party of farmers and small-scale producers who are the protagonists of the event in Turin.

 Turin Center

The Lingotto Fiere area and the city center also host parties and entertainment dedicated to eating and drinking well. As for the 2016 edition, in the Piazzetta Reale, in front of the Palazzo Reale and Piazza Castello, there is the Enoteca, open from 12 to 24, with 600 labels, including 130 Snails of the Slow Wine Guide (Slow Food Editore) all 220 wines awarded by the Mondial des vins extrêmes competition, 100 Triple A proposed by Velier, 100 labels of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo celebrating 50 years of DOC, all the labels of the Consortium Alta Langa, special focus on Morellino di Scansano, Franciacorta and champagne distributed by Steinbruck. Visitors will be guided on a unique oenological journey by Fisar sommeliers and the WineAppening, available for iPhone and Android to keep track of their tastings. The Punto Mixology is not to be missed to taste the great classics and discover the novelties of the Masters of cocktails.

To make the atmosphere in front of the former Savoy family home even more delicious are the 16 food trucks that present on-the-go specialties from the North to the South of Italy. A unique opportunity to taste tigelle, hamburger di bufala, polpette, bollito, patate ripiene along with many other surprises. Here are just a few:

Cremeria Niva

Traditional ice cream, the result of a long research and a deep respect for quality ingredients: milk from alpine pastures, strictly Italian, hazelnuts are Piedmontese, Italian pine nuts. Fruit flavors always follow the seasons and some varieties are km0, selected directly by small producers to ensure freshness and flavor.

Itineranti per caso – Alveare che dice sì

Itineranti per caso was founded in 2015 with the idea of making good food a reason for living to be shared with as many people as possible, and with the desire to be able to offer good food with organic products as good as possible quality and at the right price, cooking local products in collaboration with L’Alveare che dice si


Brambù is a Piedmontese food truck, born in 2015 from a passion for quality gastronomy, which has led to many small producers boarding Brambù, thanks to which a menu has been created that lays its foundations on the quality of the raw material. The flagship product is the Bra Sausage, which Brambù offers both cooked, in Bramburger, and raw, in Brado.

Eat Emilia

Love for quality products and careful choice of each ingredient, this is our philosophy in the preparation of the real mountain tigelle made “like in the past”. Territory and tradition are the beating heart of Eat Emilia. We carefully select our products from the best craftsmen in Emilia. Skilled hands prepare these delicacies using only stone-ground flour, spring water, yeast, extra virgin olive oil, milk and salt.

L’Ape scottadito

As the name suggests, their street cuisine travels along the Ape. Their cuisine is varied but always based on the territory, so much so that they collaborate directly with a producer Sibillini Mountains Pecorino (Slow Food Presidium) for the production of their fried cheese. From this year they are linked to the markets of the Earth of the territory from where they draw specialties such as olives ascolane, cremini with star anise of Castignano and other goods to be discovered.


A project that rests on 4 brothers, who come from the restaurant with the project Beestò and have thought for the event to a “Mixed” menu but with the two philosophies clearly visible: the importance of territory and Baking. Bread made directly by them and local products such as “The Spalla”: Mora Romagnola Sandwich (Slow Food Presidium) smoked for 16 hours with beech or cherry wood. Seasoned with BBQ sauce and Red Savoy cabbage.

Dal Pian

The Dal Pian farm brings its gelato to Turin. The proposals use fruit using only first quality materials and self-produced following the times of seasonality. Rose syrup and orange blossom (both Slow Food Presidia) are never lacking in their proposals, and for those who have never tasted them here is the opportunity to do so.


Put together a farm that raises buffalo with the production of delicious meat and cheese and add the wise combination of the cook. That’s how you get sandwiches of unquestionable interest not to be missed. In addition to the inevitable Sbaffalo Burger if you have the opportunity to see the Ghiottissimo, do not hesitate to try it.

Norma Polpetteria Artigiana

Would you like to try some good and unique meatballs?  You have the opportunity to do it directly on Norma’s truck. Meatballs with different recipes always new and seasonal, always fresh for all palates with a single explosion of taste.

Pastificio Di Martino

Pastificio Di Martino transforms the great classics of the Neapolitan tradition into steaming walking dishes, to be taken through the streets of Turin in practical and glamorous takeaway containers. From the stoves of the colorful pasta truck, two different recipes will alternate every day to offer a delicious taste of the quality and taste of its 100% Italian pasta.

Frisce e mange

Pugliese brothers passionate about good food bring to Turin, on board their truck, the panzerotto, considered the forerunner of street food.  Mixed according to the best tradition, they are stuffed with typical local seasonal products of high quality.


A project born in Turin, to combine potatoes with quality ingredients, to select and propose tasty recipes that enhance the diversity of tastes of Italian cuisine. A classic Anglo-Saxon dish revisited in the Italian/Mediterranean version, enriching itself with local traditions and products.


They arrive in the center of Turin with their truck to propose handcrafted versions of piadina combined with quality and local raw materials. You’ll be spoilt for choice.


Something fresh but not only, quality yogurt marries the unique recipes of the Truck Famu . A product for every moment of the day.

Eredi Nigro

From Tuscany comes the truck with one of the products par excellence: the Lampredotto, but not only. Other gastronomic specialties in street food mode await you in Piazzetta Reale.

Crokko food

Street food Molise, for years committed to spreading throughout the country the culinary traditions linked to the historical culture with their unique products for typicality and authenticity, all of course local.

For the entire duration of Terra Madre, Piazza Castello is also home to the program of Gusto On Stage organized by the Piedmont Region and Piedmont Tourism. From Thursday to Sunday concerts, theater, and docu-film with free admission, in the “living room” of the Savoy city.

On Thursday from 9 PM, Plantec, the Celtic electro-folk group from France, will perform involving Breton music, mixed with rock and electronic sounds.

On Friday, the sound from beyond the Alps will be followed by blues from the deep south of the United States. Big Daddy Wilson, an artist who discovered his musical soul during his military service in Germany, is on stage.

Then a look at contemporary theater, Saturday at 21, with Pitecus duo Rezzamastrella. The play is curated by Flavia Mastrella and interpreted by Antonio Rezza. The artist couple, who since 1987 have produced 13 plays, won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Theatre Biennale 2018, awarded for “pure, crazy and lucid genius”, characteristics that emerge in every work created and created by four hands.

The evening calendar of events ends on Sunday with a double screening of docu-film. At 6.30 p.m. the documentary El lugar de las fresas, that is “the place of strawberries” with which the Spanish director Maite Vitoria Daneris tells the story of Lina who is over 70 years old and in San Mauro (TO) – “the town of strawberries” – every morning she gets up before dawn to go and sell her fruit in the market of Porta Palazzo. The evening continues at 21.15 with the film La Terra Buona (The Good Land) presented by the director Emanuele Caruso: three real stories set in Val Grande, the area on the border with Switzerland defined as the largest “wild” area in Europe, with its 152 square kilometers where there are no roads, lights, and no radio or cell service.


The Beer and Street Kitchens Piazza is open from Thursday to Sunday from 11am to midnight and Monday from 12pm to 7pm. Visitors and delegates can enjoy the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto tour with a fresh mug of beer and street food specialties.

The ticket office on the side of Via Nizza is open until 9pm, while the Oval ticket office is open until 11.30pm. The Lingotto pavilions close at 21.30. For those arriving at the Lingotto by public or private transport from via Nizza there is a shuttle service until after midnight for connections to the Oval area (15-20 minutes on foot).

It is also possible to buy an evening ticket from 18:30 for 5 euro.

You can find further information on tickets and hours here.



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