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The Kitchen Table Bistro Restaurant Review: Gourmands caught between Stowe and Burlington finally have a place to call home. In the bucolic 'burb of Richmond sits a quaint, 200-year-old brick farmhouse, and one of Chittenden County's coveted kitchens. Owners Steve and Lara Atkins honed their craft in Napa Valley before bringing haute-country cuisine to Vermont. The bistro's B&B décor is equal measures white linen and rural comfort, with generous spaces between tables. Guests are greeted warmly, and then treated to crunchy sourdough loaves with dishes of freshly-churned butter. We recommend starting with the cheerful Yalumba Viognier, an Australian white that finishes with bright citrus, and is one of the cellar's best values. Don't miss Misty Knoll’s rich chicken liver pâté or the standout lobster parsnip soup that teases palates with a hint of nutmeg. “Large plates” include favorites like short rib shepherd’s pie and butternut squash risotto. And, naturally, there’s cinnamon apple crisp for dessert. Service is unhurried, so plan on making a night of it.