filet mignon

fi·​let mi·​gnon | \ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿ, fi-ˌlā-\
plural filets mignons\ˌfi-​(ˌ)lā-​mēn-​ˈyōⁿz, fi-​ˌlā-​ \

Definition of filet mignon 

: a thick slice of beef cut from the narrow end of a beef tenderloin

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Combine the salt, pepper, and filet mignon in a bowl and toss until the steaks are fully seasoned on all sides. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Steak au Poivre from Alex Hitz," 3 Jan. 2014 Main entrees range from $12.95 for adult mac and cheese to baby back ribs for $21.95, walleye for $26.95 and filet mignon for $33.95. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Docks Bar and Grill in Wauconda," 6 July 2018 Hors d’oeuvres might include Russian caviar with potato blinis, quail or escargot terrine, and entrees might feature Texas antelope and filet mignon. Katherine Rodeghier,, "Midwest eats: Spice up your meal by dining in one of these repurposed restaurants," 26 June 2018 The town council spent thousands of dollars on pricey food from some of greater Hartford’s top restaurants — including a $49 burger, $26 filet mignon and $30 New York strip steak — during a series of recent meetings to discuss the municipal budget. Steven Goode, Courant Community, "Town Council Members Ordered Pricey Dinners — Including $49 Burger — During Budget Talks," 24 May 2018 Prices: Start at $4 for sides, $5 for soup, $8 for salads, $9 for appetizers, $14 for Cajun Chicken Pasta, $22 for Yellow Perch, $23 for sirloin, pork chops at $25, filet mignon at $29 and bottles of rose at $40. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Post-Tribune, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs and NWI: Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake," 9 July 2018 Entrees include filet mignon, scallops, shrimp and pasta, and a burger. Grace Wong,, "Steak, brunch, whiskey and more Father's Day specials at Chicago area restaurants," 11 June 2018 In the 1940s, Pan Am’s fleet of long-range Flying Clippers offered filet mignon on white tablecloths. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Chateau Margaux for Seat 2A: Emirates Rewrites Rules for Airlines," 12 July 2018 Morton’s The Steakhouse Choose between filet mignon, pork chops, or salmon for your entree from the three-course dining menu priced at $59 per person on Sunday. Madison Roberts,, "All the Chain Restaurants Where Dads Can Get Free Food and Deals on Father's Day," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of filet mignon

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for filet mignon

French, literally, dainty fillet

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