National Filet Mignon Day on August 13 celebrates a specialty cut of beef. Usually, from a steer or heifer, a filet mignon is a steak taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin of the beef carcass.
- Filet mignon is French for “cute fillet” or “dainty fillet.”
- In French, filet mignon may be calledfilet de boeuf, which translates to beef fillet in English.
- When found on a French menu, filet mignon may also refer to pork 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. Thefore, expect this steak to be the most expensive.