National Filet Mignon Day | August 13
Sun Aug 13th

National Filet Mignon Day

On August 13th, National Filet Mignon Day honors a special cut of beef. A filet mignon is a steak cut from the smaller end of the beef carcass tenderloin, and it's usually from a steer or heifer.


  • Filet mignon is French for "cute fillet" or "dainty fillet"
  • Filet de boeuf, in French, can be described as filet de boeuf, which translates to beef fillet in French
  • Filet mignon may also be found on a French menu, rather than beef

Since the filet mignon comes from the most tender portion of the tenderloin, it's one of the most prized cuts of beef. Consequently, this steak is expected to be the most expensive.

Filet mignon is often cut into 1 inch to 2 inch thick strips, grilled, and then served as is. Filet mignon is already cut into bacon-wrapped portions when discovered in grocery stores, and is now cut into bacon-wrapped portions. Cooking the filet mignon is the most common method for preparing the filet mignon, whether grilling, pan-frying, broiling, or roasting. Restaurants may also make the fillets served in a cognac cream sauce, au Poivre with peppercorns, or in a red wine reduction.

Bacon is often used in cooking due to the low amounts of fat found in the fillets. With a wooden toothpick, the bacon is wrapped around the fillet and tied shut. The bacon adds flavor, and this method prevents the fillet from drying out during the cooking process.

How to celebrate national filet mignon day on national filet mignon day

Using this Delicious Filet Mignon dish, you will have a wonderful evening with colleagues and family. Learn more about how to prepare filet mignon or point out to your new restaurant that serves the dish. To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalFiletMignonDay.

National filet mignon day celebrations have a long tradition in national filet mignon day

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How many calories does a filet mignon have?

A. An 8 ounce grilled tenderloin filet mignon has 405 calories.

Q. What can I do with filet mignon?

A. About every roasted vegetable would pair with filet mignon. That includes potatoes, sweet potatoes, asparagus, green beans, and carrots. But you can also try mashed cauliflower, broccoli, fried onions, zucchini, and mushrooms. Side salads add a touch of light to the dish. A variety of leafy green salads will add a hint of light to what may be a heavy meal. For dessert, try fresh fruit, sorbet, or a fruit pie.