At the Institute of Hotel Business and Tourism of the RUDN University, the author’s course of lectures by Irina Klimkina and Margarita Polonik on gastronomic tourism in the framework of the Interdisciplinary Forum “Intentional Choice – 2018” was completed.
The students of the 2nd and 3rd courses of the full-time department and the 3rd year of the evening department of the “Tourism”, “Service” and “Hotel” directions received certificates for completing a course in gastronomic tourism, where they learned how to create gastro tours in Russia and abroad, what products become gastronomic brands, how practice exists in the world for the protection of specialties and how to create your own tourist product.
During their studies, students received not only relevant information on the development of the gastrotourism industry, but also became participants in the creation of a gastronomic brand. At the end of the course, the students presented their own group concepts of gastronomic routes in Moscow, which reflect both the specifics of Moscow gastronomy and its unique cultural and historical diversity. The following thematic concepts were presented: “Russian spirit – traditional Russian cuisine in the center of the capital”, “Asia in Moscow”, “Moscow’s Coffee Culture from grain to cup”, “Moscow through the eyes of a sweet tooth”, “Hot’n’cold”, “ Regional cuisine of Italy in Moscow ”,“ Vegetarian Moscow ”,“ In vino veritas”,“ The Great Silk Road ”,“ Steak houses of Moscow ”,“ Streetfood in Moscow ”and others.