Modern Living: Dining with Henry VIII

"Good evening. For tonight you are back in 1520 A.D., where women are second-class citizens." With that greeting male customers are ushered into the 1520 A.D. restaurant in Anaheim, Calif., where Old English fantasy, audience participation and a big helping of unabashed male chauvinism are on the menu. Women are ordered to walk six paces behind their escorts into the paneled banquet hall, where spoons are used for banging on tables, and the diners themselves play leading roles in an outlandish floor show.

Others in the cast of characters include a juggler, a man...

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