A native of Nigeria, Chef Monday “Monte” Agho arrived in America over a quarter century ago. When he discovered the Cajun and creole cuisine of New Orleans, he found his true culinary calling. He has been a Jackson favorite ever since.
Along with his wife Ellen, Chef Monte and his staff offer a large menu with an emphasis on fresh fish and steaks.
He’s also known for his loyal followers. “I still have customers from twenty years ago who love the bread pudding. Others drive from as far away as Memphis for the Voodoo Ribeye.”
The Voodoo Ribeye is rubbed with Monte’s mix of herbs and spices, seared to your specification, topped with fried shrimp and oysters, served with a vegetable medley and creamy Fettucine Alfredo.
A favorite appetizer is the stuffed shrimp – a tangy, creamy concoction of fresh Gulf shrimp, seafood dressing, crab meat, and Imperial sauce – Monte’s take on the classic New Orleans remoulade.
Monte’s also features a large selection of great wines, along with a full bar. Enjoy your meal inside surrounded by wall-sized murals, or outside in the courtyard under the shade of umbrellas and trees.
Take a look at the dinner and lunch menus, and you’ll see why you should be here – Chef Monte’s cooking!