filet mignon

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 filets mignons (audio) , fi-​ˌlā-​ \

Definition of filet mignon

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

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The table fills with plates of food: tender filet mignon for her; bowls of butter dumplings and sautéed spinach; a large steak for him, still sizzling with heat; and hash browns, which Wozniacki has ordered and Lee sneaks forkfuls of. Louisa Thomas, Vogue, "A Night Out With Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee, Sports’ Most Romantic Couple," 11 Dec. 2018 Tuscan filet mignon and sea bass followed, all served at one long table with low flowers and a sea of candles down the middle. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "That’s Amore: This Couple Had a Romantic, Rainy Wedding at a Tiny Chapel in Tuscany," 17 Oct. 2018 Chef Ben Merritt’s specials include Chilean sea bass, a filet mignon with shrimp ($24.95) and a butternut squash bisque; 401 W. Magnolia Ave., 817-708-2663, Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "A day for red valentines, or green enchiladas," 12 Feb. 2018 Among the more intriguing concoctions this year are spaghetti doughnuts, peanut butter and jelly Sriracha funnel cake, lasagna nachos and deep-fried filet mignon — on a stick, naturally. Luke Money,, "The chance to ‘Free Your Inner Farmer’ is just around the corner at the O.C. Fair," 21 June 2018 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

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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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