Science, society and new technology series. Tourism and mobility systems set ; Volume 3
Print version: Etcheverria, Olivier. Restaurant, a geographical approach : from invention to gourmet tourist destinations. London ; Hoboken, New Jersey : ISTE ; Wiley, c2020 313 pages Science, society and new technology series. Tourism and mobility systems set ; Volume 3 ISBN 9781786304346
This book analyzes the way in which restaurants are geographical objects that reveal locational logics and strategies, and how restaurants weave close relationships with the space in which they are located. Originating from cities, restaurants feed off the urban environment as much as they feed it ’ participating in the qualification, differentiation and hierarchy of cities. Indeed, restaurants in both the city and the countryside maintain a dialogical relationship with tourism. They can be vital players in the establishment of emerging types of gourmet tourism, sometimes even constituting as gourmet tourist destinations in their own right. They participate in the establishment of necessary conditions for local development. Some restaurants are even praised as historic sites, recognized as part of the local heritage, which reinforces their localization and their identity as a gourmet tourist destination..