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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Friendly yellow roses dotted each table as guests took their seats to dine on crispy kale caesar salad followed by just-red-enough filet mignon, and ended with a berry shortcake. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Inside the Premiere for the Latest Binge-Worthy Scandal, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," 4 Mar. 2019 For $130, B&B Butchers & Restaurant’s Butcher Shop takeout counter is offering a choice of chateaubriand, filet mignon or beef Wellington for two with appetizers, sides and desserts — and, for an extra charge, gourmet chocolates and flowers. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Just what Fort Worth needed: doughnuts and beer?," 9 Feb. 2018 The reality star wore an all-black ensemble, a midi dress and jacket, for the dinner party, where guests feasted on kale and apple salads, tandoori spiced chicken, sherry glazed Atlantic salmon and filet mignon. Stephanie Petit,, "Tristan Thompson Adorably Cradles Khloé Kardashian's Bump During NBA All-Star Weekend Event," 18 Feb. 2018 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

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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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