Best Restaurants: La Rua's stone floors, deep red textured walls, vibrant oil paintings and visible wine cellar will make you feel like you have stepped into a café in the Mediterranean. That feeling carries over into the menu. Try the port-marinated ostrich carpaccio with capers and shallots for a starter, and make your entrée the bison striploin with herb potato gnocchi. Other favorites include baked sea bass filet in red wine and herb sauce, and Washington State rack of lamb. Or, try the venison with blueberries and orange zest — it is La Rua's signature dish. Desserts are freshly prepared, and might include hot fudge pudding cake warm from the oven, or apple crustade with a spicy topping and maple ice cream. Reservations essential.