Steak Au Poivre Day

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

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

The History Of Steak Au Poivre Day

Although 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 is to cover it with coarsely cracked peppercorns and then sear it in butter.

This dish began to gain popularity during the 1950s and 1960s and has now really started 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. 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 then, 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 enjoyed by serving this dish at home or going to a fine restaurant to enjoy it. As mentioned earlier, there are many different versions of this dish, but it’s often served with a peppercorn sauce made from reduced cognac, heavy cream, and the scrapings from the pan in which the filet mignon is cooked.

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

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 9 Monday
Next year (2025)
September 9 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
September 9 Saturday
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