Steak Au Poivre Day

A delicious French dish that’s beginning to gain some popularity in the world is a dish called Steak au Poivre. This dish consists of a traditional filet mignon that’s coated with coarsely cracked peppercorns to form a crust on the steak. The pepper is a strong and pungent contrast to the taste of the meat, which in turn helps to bring out the flavor of the meat.

This dish is served in urban restaurants across France, but can also be found in restaurants across Europe and North America. Anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy this dish now have an excuse to do so thanks to the holiday Steak Au Poivre Day. This holiday is observed annually on September 9th.

The History Of Steak Au Poivre Day

Even though it’s not entirely clear when Steak au Poivre was invented, it is believed to be a mid-20th-century French dish. The traditional way to prepare this steak was to cover it with coarsely-cracked peppercorns and then searing it in butter.

This dish began to become popular during the 1950s and 1960s but has now really begun to become popular not only in France but around the world. It has even been adapted to suit the tastes of several international cuisines including American, Italian, and Mexican cuisines.

The origins of Steak Au Poivre Day are currently unclear to us. We know that this day has been around for a few years, but we’re unsure of exactly when it first appeared. Hopefully, the origins of this holiday will one day become clear, but until it does, we’ll just have to say that the origins of this holiday are currently unknown.

Observing Steak Au Poivre Day

Steak au Poivre Day is a holiday that’s enjoyed by serving this dish at home or going to a fine restaurant to enjoy it. As we said earlier, there are many different versions of this dish, but it’s often served with a peppercorn sauce that’s made from reduced cognac, heavy cream, and the scrapings from the pan that the filet mignon is cooked in.

It’s then usually served with mashed potatoes and/or shoestring potatoes. Regardless of how a person enjoys this steak, however, everyone can spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #SteakAuPoivreDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
September 9 Saturday
Next year (2024)
September 9 Monday
Last year (2022)
September 9 Friday
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