I’m not sure why this restaurant calls itself The Hobbit, but it does sound like a cool dining experience — if you’ve got the cash.
Wednesday through Sunday, The Hobbit offers a seven-course, prix-fixe (fixed price) menu. The meal lasts about three to three and a half hours, beginning with Champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the wine cellar and ending with dessert. Between the salad course and the main course, there is an intermission when guests can visit the chef, see the kitchen or stroll on the patio.
Other amenities include a Non-Smoking Lounge with full bar and a Cigar Lounge (although you can’t smoke in it).
The experience is $69 per person, not including tax, tip or selected wine or beverages. If you’d like an alternative entree, there is an additional $5.75 fee per person.
What: The Hobbit Restaurant
Where: 2932 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, Calif.
For more information: www.hobbitrestaurant.com.