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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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 Menu options include: St. Louis spare ribs, beef tri-tip, seared 8-ounce filet mignon and Scottish salmon. Carolina Gusman,, "117 ways to celebrate mom: Your San Diego guide to Mother's Day brunches, lunches and dinners," 7 May 2018 Along with sausages, the shop also serves breakfast and lunch and sells cuts of beef and pork: Wagyu filet mignon, St. Louis Ribs. Dylan Jackson, miamiherald, "Small butcher shops are in 'a renaissance.' How did they survive the supermarket offensive?," 2 July 2018 Cook filet mignon quickly by broiling, grilling or sauteeing. Bill Daley,, "In praise of filet mignon: Maligned by chefs yet still beloved," 14 June 2018 Not to dismiss the milder tenderloin, sliced into filets mignon, but to me those are best pan-fried in butter with a lot of pepper. David Tanis, New York Times, "Meat and Potatoes Made Magical," 9 Feb. 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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