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X-Planations: Westchester Chef Peter X. Kelly Talks Romance, 'Slove'

Mikhail Baryshnikov is an Ambassador of Authenticity for Slovenia Vodka.
Mikhail Baryshnikov is an Ambassador of Authenticity for Slovenia Vodka. Photo Credit: Submitted

This column is a continuing series by Chef Peter X. Kelly of Xaviars Restaurant Group which runs every Thursday.

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Next Sunday is Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate the one you love.

A few years ago, I launched what I believe to be the best vodka being made in the world today. Its name is Slovenia Vodka . As you can see the word "love" is trapped right inside the name Slovenia. On Valentines day all you need is "SLOVE" … to make a romantic evening.

Slovenia Vodka is made entirely in Europe, from the buckwheat in the distillate, the water from the Julian Alps, to the iconic square bottle that it comes in. The vodka has won many of the most prestigious spirits competitions in the world beating out many of the most heralded brands due to its unprecedented smoothness and richness achieved through a recipe I worked on for two years.

When I introduced the legendary ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov to the vodka he was immediately taken with its purity and richness. Mikhail was so impressed he joined our team as our “Ambassador of Authenticity”. There may be no one who embodies the true emotions of Valentine’s Day more than Mikhail Baryshnikov. His passion for dance, his commitment to the arts, his love of America, and his role as the boyfriend of Carrie on the hit "Sex in the City" all speak to the Valentine celebration.

This Valentine’s Day treat your lover to a cocktail that will truly raise his or her spirit. For a comprehensive list of retailers and restaurants where you can find Slovenia Vodka, go to . And dare I say, spread the "Slove."

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