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Classes

With authentic Irish and British Isles food made from scratch, we invite you to join us each month for our special Celtic Cooking and Baking classes.  These classes are conducted by our in-house experts, Executive Chef, Jill Oman and Head Pastry Chef, Katie Michael.  Let both of these talented women teach you the “ins and outs” to the art of Celtic Cooking as well as their own “special sauce” techniques and tricks.  

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Celtic Baking Classes

Learn the ins and outs of traditional Irish baking with the Red Stag Pub’s in-house bakers! The Red Stag Pub presents Celtic Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on four different Irish or Scottish baked treats. These fun, demonstration based classes led by Katie Michael, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Pastry Chef, will give you all the basics for making your own scones, shortbread, brown bread, and millionaire bars!  

Space is extremely limited for these classes, so make sure to sign up early.  Feel free to take one or all of the classes — it’s your choice!  Join us, and you’ll learn the history of each item, how to make it, and of course, sample and take home your luscious goodies.  The cost for each class is $20.00. 

Here’s what you’ll be making… 


Scones
 
Scones are buttery and flaky with the texture of a biscuit, and typically topped with raw sugar or icing. The first known print reference to scones was in 1513 and they have been popular in England, Ireland, and Scotland ever since.  

Shortbread 
Shortbread originated in Scotland and due to its popularity made it throughout the United Kingdom. This recipe comes from Red Stag Pub owner, Neville Gardner’s family in Northern Ireland. Because his family was quite poor, they couldn’t afford to purchase many ingredients, which kept their recipes simple. What makes this cookie unique is the buttery and crumbly consistency. 

Brown Bread 
Brown bread is a traditional staple of Irish cuisine. The inspiration for the recipe is derived from our favorite place, Lifeforce Mill in Cavan, Ireland. Brown bread is whole meal soda bread made with organic flours sourced in the USA. 

Millionaire Bars 
Millionaire Bars are a shortbread biscuit base with creamy caramel, covered in dark and white chocolate.  They gained the name Millionaire Bars because of their rich taste and texture. (Please note for this class Katie will make the caramel sauce, and instruction will be given on how to make it.) Millionaire Bars are a very popular item in Scotland. ..and a pub favorite!
 

 

 
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First Tuesdays of the Month:

Celtic Cooking Classes

Celtic Cooking Demo

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub invites you to join us for a Celtic Cooking Demonstration. Our guests will have the rare opportunity to watch our chef, Jill Oman, entertain  and demo the finer techniques of Celtic cuisine and enjoy a two-course meal with suggested drink pairings.  The menu is unique for each class so keep an eye out for menu highlights plus current and new dates!

Doors open at 6:30pm.
Ticket includes the two courses being demonstrated. Does not include beverages

 

 

 

 

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Whiskey Tastings

Join us each month for an evening of fun and education as we sample a different whiskey, guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives and our very own in-house Whiskey Expert, Janet Vitalos.

All Tastings begin at 7PM, and last for approximately one hour.
$25 Admisson • Ages 21+ only, please

 

 

 
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July 2019

July Cooking Demo at McCarthy’s Pub with Mom’s Chili and Corn Bread

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$25.00

Get ready to experience at hometown Chili just like mom used to make. Complete with homemade cornbread and maple butter served up with Strawberry pie for dessert. It doesn't get cozier than chili and pie, and just in time for your Fourth of July barbecues.    Cooking will begin at 6:30 pm sharp!  Ticket price does not include tax, tip, or alcohol.

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July Irish Cream Mousse Baking Demo at McCarthy’s Pub

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$20.00

Summer’s picking up and it’s time for you to learn how to make your new summer staple, mousse! Our July Irish cream mousse baking demo at McCarthy’s Pub is right around the corner. Spots are filling up fast!  Mousse is a light and airy dessert. It’s meant to be enjoyed on warm days as a refreshing treat! Paired with Irish cream, you have a decadent dessert that you can’t say no to!  We will be ready to start baking at 6:30. Guests…

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July Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag-Sherry Cask Whiskies

July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$25.00

Join us for our July Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag–Sherry Cask Whiskies and an evening of fun and education as we sample the night away. You will be guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives and our very own in-house Whiskey Expert, Janet Vitalos. Sherry is sweet and spicy and brings a wonderful complexity to most Whiskies. Because of this, the influence of sherry casks on whiskey is usually evident from the first whiff. There are aromas of dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, and…

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August 2019

August Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag-Islay Scotches

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$25.00

Join us for our August Whiskey Tasting at Red Stag–Islay Scotches and an evening of fun and education as we sample the night away. You will be guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives and our very own in-house Whiskey Expert, Janet Vitalos. Islay has an association with peaty single malt whiskeys. It is unsurprising for the three powerhouse distilleries on its south coast, Ardbeg, Laphroaig, and Lagavulin, to produce some exceptional peaty single malt whiskeys. There are also some less peaty drams. Take Bunnahabhain, for instance,…

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August Cooking Demo with Italian Meatloaf and Lemon Meringue Tarts

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$25.00

This August we are getting ready to prepare some classics for you. Our August cooking demo with Italian meatloaf and lemon meringue tarts are simple classics which are sure to impress! We pair that perfect savory, seasoned meatloaf with a delicious lemon meringue tart for a perfect date night!  McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub invites you to join us for a Celtic Cooking Demonstration. Our guests will have the rare opportunity to watch our chef, Jill Oman, entertain and demo the finer techniques of Celtic cuisine and enjoy a two-course…

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August Brown Bread Baking Demo at McCarthy’s Pub

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$20.00
Brown Bread Loaf

Brown bread is a traditional staple in Ireland. The inspiration for our recipe is derived from our favorite place. Lifeforce Mill in Cavan, Ireland. Brown bread is a wholemeal soda bread, made with organic flours sourced in the USA.  Join us for our August Brown Bread Baking Demo at McCarthy's Pub to learn how to make the perfect loaf! You can purchase our brown bread mix for easy recreation at home!    Baking kicks off at 6:30 and guests are welcome to…

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