Filet mignon

After  eating some of the foods in London, I was not so thrilled to go to a restaurant in Montreal to have dinner. I could not decline, I was newly married and also there was a guest my husband invited for dinner. How could I spoil my husband’s excitement of tasting ‘filet mignon’ for the umpteenth time.

We were dressed up. My husband was taking us to a posh restaurant. We reached the place and were seated. My husband proudly ordered filet mignon for us . I saw the waiter bringing in a piece of meat which was served on a plate three sizes too big for the piece of meat. My husband whispered ,”You will love this, it is the most expensive piece of meat.”

Okay I thought, it doesn’t look attractive at all ,why is it so expensive?

Then it was time to start eating. I watched my husband eating, each time he sliced a piece, pure blood was gushing out. If this happened at home,I’d send it back to cook it again. I was in a restaurant, I shouldn’t think these things.

Slowly I picked up the fork and knife, to my dismay, the blood gushing out was more from my piece than my husband’s. I was completely grossed out, I was eating raw meat. I ate a quarter of it with much difficulty. I then excused myself saying I was full I couldn’t eat any more. I slid the plate to my husband and asked him to finish it. He complied with pleasure!

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8 thoughts on “Filet mignon

  1. Personally, filet mignon is not my favorite. It doesn’t have as much flavor as other cuts of meat. I know, that makes me sound snobby. 🙂
    I’m a little more adventurous about food, I guess. A little bloody meat wouldn’t scare me!

  2. I’m with Natalie. I’ve never been thrilled by filet mignon. Then again, I’m not as passionate about steak as my husband is. Lately, I buy them, fix one for him and save the rest of the package for another meal for my husband. I’d rather eat chicken or something else.

    • Dear Ranu,

      Thank you for sharing this.

      I, like you, don’t care for meat that has blood coming out of it.

      The standard American diet (also known as S.A.D.) has a lot of meat in it. It’s a diet that contributes to a great majority of Americans being overweight, unhealthy, and generally prone to many diseases which would otherwise be more absent with balanced eating. With these conditions present, most Americans have to spend an exorbitant amount of money on healthcare.

      For the above (and other) reasons, while I strive to eat clean (i.e., chemical-free) meat, I don’t actually eat anywhere near the amount of meat that is typical of the average American.

      All good wishes,


  3. I’m not a big meat eater, especially beef and I would never be able to eat meat in which blood was gushing out of it. Medium rare is as far as I go. I agree with Natalie on the flavor. I’d take a nice porterhouse over a filet mignon.

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