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There’s always something going on at Mosaic, one of Suffolk’s most inventive restaurants. Every night is tasting-menu night, with five courses going for $49. The menu changes nightly.

Now Mosaic is launching BYO&S nights, where diners are urged to bring their own wine to enjoy and to share with new friends. The first BYO&S is Thursday March 11: six courses, $62, no corkage.

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Coming next month are three nights of Portugal (April 8, 9 and 10) featuring Portuguese wine and food. The six-course menu:

Cured yellowtail, romaine oshitashi, watermelon rind, cinnamon-jalapeno vinaigrette
Alvarinho, Aveleda 2007, Vinho Verde

Garlic-crab soup, apricot grilled cheese, honey, almond, tarragon
Encruzado, Fontes Da Cunha 2006, Dao

Fried black-bean-cod brandade, arugula, coriander-marinated tomatoes, raw beet, olives, clam vinaigrette
Tinta Roriz, Syrah, and merlot, Os Do Corvos da Vinha Costa, Campolargo 2005, Beira

Melted young goat, bacon-carrot confit, pumpkin seed charred rice, red wine, dill, cocoa gremolata
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen and
Alfrocheiro, Quinta do Mondego, Fontes da Cunia 2005, Dao

Milk-roasted beef short rib, chorizo-egg stuffing, red onion, pickled white beans, mustard, lemon
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Amarela and
Barroca, Meandro, Quinta do Vale de Meao 2006, Douro

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Almond pasteis de nata, lemon stewed apple, caramel-chocolate ganache, bitter coffee cream
Moscatel Galego, Favaíto Moscatel Do Douro, Douro

The price is $96 per person, $67 for just food. These dinners fill up quickly.

Mosaic is at 418 N. Country Rd., St. James, 631-584-2058.

Photo by Danielle Finkelstein