filet mignon

noun
fi·​let mi·​gnon | \ ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿ How to pronounce filet mignon (audio) , fi-ˌlā- \
plural filets mignons\ ˌfi-​(ˌ)lā-​mēn-​ˈyōⁿz How to pronounce filet mignon (audio) , fi-​ˌlā-​ \

Definition of filet mignon

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

Examples of filet mignon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In round two, diners are given the choice of 11 different types of meat shaved tableside (shrimp, chicken parmesan, lamb chops, leg of lamb, filet mignon, top and bottom sirloin, ribeye, garlic beef, picanha and ribs). Joanna O'leary, Chron, "Here's where to break your fast in Houston this Ramadan," 14 Apr. 2021 Huddle around the 73rd-floor rooftop bar’s fire pits, nosh on filet mignon with chardonnay-herb butter and fries, sip a City View cocktail (vodka, lemon, cassis, raspberry and sparkling wine) and gaze at the best views in town. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, "9 L.A. Hotels To Visit This Summer," 12 Apr. 2021 Customizable to-go boxes can include standard, gluten-free and vegan varieties of An’s classic dish, plus sides such as tuna tartare, edamame, chili chicken wings and toppings such as teriyaki filet mignon or secret-sauce shrimp. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, "A new wine bar and restaurant, a second A.O.C., and garlic noodles to go," 7 Apr. 2021 Davio’s in the Back Bay and in the Seaport (75 Arlington St. and 50 Liberty Drive) serves brunch and dinner, with filet mignon Benedict, crab omelets, popovers, and more, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. BostonGlobe.com, "Free sandwiches after COVID-19 vaccines, Easter specials, and more," 25 Mar. 2021 Choose from entrees of bananas Foster French toast, or eggs Benedict served with filet mignon, lobster tail or crabcakes. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "50-plus D-FW restaurants offering Easter and Passover meal specials," 24 Mar. 2021 The walk-up restaurant’s signature items include coconut shrimp, blackened mahi mahi and filet mignon tacos, chicken mango salad and Nashville hot chicken sliders. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Vista-raised chef to compete on ‘Top Chef’ season 18," 23 Feb. 2021 Dustin Johnson has chosen an elegant menu, including filet mignon. Tim Reynolds, ajc, "At the Masters, Bubba Watson enjoys standard Augusta fare," 5 Apr. 2021 The regular dinner menu ($150) features crab cakes and filet mignon or pan-seared halibut. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Takeout for two: 50-plus D-FW restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials," 4 Feb. 2021

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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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4 May 2021

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“Filet mignon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filet%20mignon. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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