So this is a bit random, but on my last visit to Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel, I noticed that they had some awesome new custom peppermills.
After inquiring about them through our server, the manager actually came out to tell us all about them. Yep, the peppermills have a story… .
Manufactured by Fletcher’s Mill in Newport, Maine, these peppermills aren’t the only thing to come off of the line. The factory actually makes more drumsticks than anything else! In fact, they produce 55% of the world’s market.
Owned by famous percussionist Vic Firth, Fletcher’s Mill provides drumsticks for some of the most famous musicians in the industry. Over 50 years ago, Firth began designing his own drumsticks because he was not happy with the ones on the market. He later sought out to manufacture his own. Firth purchased Fletcher’s Mill with intentions of shutting down all manufacturing and making solely drumsticks. Upon touring it, he decided to keep the gourmet division open. In addition to his drumsticks, he’s now known for peppermills, too! The mill used at Steakhouse 55 is the 17″ Newport Peppermill.
Described as “tall and sleek” the Newport Peppermill is available in three different finishes: black, mahogany and maple. Steakhouse 55 had theirs customized with their logo in silver on black. In my perfect world I’d be able to buy the Steakhouse 55 one for myself! I was able to find one on Amazon, but the logo thing unfortunately won’t be happening… .
The new peppermills are so special to Steakhouse 55 that they actually lock them up at night! They get tucked away in the wine cellar and locked up for safety. Wondering why? Well, [Read more…]