BIENVENUE TO VYOONE'S
Vyoone's was born with the idea of bringing unique French fare to the Warehouse district. It started with two dynamic women, we call ourselves sisters, from different backgrounds with kindred souls.
TWO DYNAMIC WOMEN
Vyoone Segue Lewis was born into a family with four generations of Afro Creoles and French ancestors from New Orleans. Her father is Canadian French and mother is African American and Cherokee Indian. She is a Pediatric Geneticists trained at Tulane University . Vyoone is a classical musician (clarinet and contrabass) who trained with Pete Fountain at New Orleans Center of Creative Arts. She has strong ties to the community and the family of New Orleans. Vyoone has received several awards from YWCA and City of New Orleans for her commitment and dedication to empowering women in Louisiana. She has served as Board of Director for New Orleans Health Corporation where she was Director of Special Health Care Programs . She has served on national advisory boards for several medical organizations and has trained physicians nationally and internationaly thru her work with the Human Genome Project. She has numerous publications accredited to her work and collaboration with other scholars. Vyoone is a “diehard’ member of the Who Dat Nation and enjoys all things Saints with her family and friends. She has lived in the warehouse district for 9 years. Vyoone has one son Noah who is her greatest accomplishment and loves taking care of her Mom Esther.
Zohreh Khaleghi moved to the Warehouse District of New Orleans in 1989 shortly after marrying her late husband, Hassan Khaleghi. They started many food establishments, most Notable being the Flaming Torch. She may be described as a restaurateur, but her other titles include poet, artist, art critic, editor of MOJ magazine, humanitarian, and journalist. As a young child, she discovered her love for painting and poetry. Color is her temptation, especially in her recent works. In poetry, she belongs to the third wave of Persian Poetry and Postmodern Poetry. She completed her MS in Political Science at Mannheim University Germany and her MA Fine Arts from Loyola New Orleans. She is fluent in Persian, Turkish, German and English languages. Her dedication to the New Orleans community has included work with Children's Hospital, Kidney Foundation, Odyssey House, Art Against Aids, Breast Cancer and Violence against Women. Her greatest accomplishments are her sons Ali and Paymon.