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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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December 2018

Sushi Demonstration and Japanese Whiskey Pairing

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Sushi Demonstration and Japanese Whiskey Pairing, December 13 from 6:30 to 9pm at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub in Bethlehem, PA. Guests will enjoy a Sushi Demonstration from Chef Christopher Bavlinka of The Stone Soup and a History of Japanese Whiskey Making presentation by Janet Brennan, a Red Stag Pub whiskey ambassador. Guests to sample sushi and several Japanese style whiskeys, including •Hakushu• Suntory Toki• Suntory Hibiki• and Nikka Coffey Grain $50 per person, limited seating available.

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January 2019

Monthly Baking Demonstration – Pots Du Creme

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers!  This instructional class will review the baking steps and history of the pastry being demonstrated. All attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy. The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you are interested… For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/january-baking-demo-tickets-51717246677 For this month - My nephew, Benjamin and…

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‘Old World” Whiskies Tasting

January 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come join us as we introduce some new whiskey from our esoteric line.  The expressions TBA..... For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-world-whiskies-tasting-esoteric-line-tickets-51715215602

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February 2019

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Cooking Demo

Jill Oman Executive Chef

JOIN CHEF JILL AT MCCARTHY’S RED STAG PUB FOR MONTHLY COOKING CLASSES IN BETHLEHEM TO LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF COOKING INCLUDING CELTIC COOKING. Watch and enjoy a two course demonstration while we entertain and show you some of the finer techniques of our cuisine. Classes begin at 630pm!  Space is limited so make sure you get your tickets early!! For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-cooking-demonstration-tickets-51713453331 This month's menu: Appetizer: Oyster's Rockafellar Dessert:  Red Velvet Cupcake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

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February Baking Demo – Whiskey Chocolate Truffles

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers!  This instructional class will review the baking steps and history of the pastry being demonstrated. All attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy. The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you are interested… For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feb-baking-demo-tickets-51717474358   You read that right!!  WHISKEY AND CHOCOLATE!!!  …

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Old Forrester Whiskey Tasting

February 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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A truly rare and distinctive occasion took place in Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. When George Garvin Brown sealed Bourbon in a bottle for the very first time, he did so knowing it would guarantee quality and consistency for Bourbon lovers everywhere. And five generations and nearly 150 years later, our family still watches over the production of every drop of Old Forester with that same care. Come join us taste our way through history! Please drink responsibly.  For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-forrester-whiskey-tasting-tickets-51715723120

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March 2019

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Cooking Demo

JOIN SOUS CHEF JUSTIN AT MCCARTHY’S RED STAG PUB FOR MONTHLY COOKING CLASSES IN BETHLEHEM TO LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF COOKING INCLUDING CELTIC COOKING. Watch and enjoy a two course demonstration while we entertain and show you some of the finer techniques of our cuisine. Classes begin at 630pm!  Space is limited so make sure you get your tickets early!! For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-cooking-demonstration-tickets-51713620832 This month, our sous chef, Justin Hogge will be demonstrating Charred Chicken Alfredo and Bananas Foster!  Bananas…

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March Baking Demo – Irish Soda Bread

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers! Attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy. The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you are interested… For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-baking-demo-tickets-51717573655 This month we are demonstrating Irish soda bread.  Soda bread is a variety of quick bread traditionally made in a variety of cuisines in which…

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Jameson Whiskey Tasting March 7

Its March!  You know what that means - its time to taste some Jameson!  Join us for for different Jameson expressions (TBA). Drink responsibly. For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jameson-whiskey-tasting-march-7-tickets-51716429232

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April 2019

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Cooking Demo

Jill Oman Executive Chef

JOIN CHEF JILL AT MCCARTHY’S RED STAG PUB FOR MONTHLY COOKING CLASSES IN BETHLEHEM TO LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF COOKING INCLUDING CELTIC COOKING. Watch and enjoy a two course demonstration while we entertain and show you some of the finer techniques of our cuisine. Classes begin at 630pm!  Space is limited so make sure you get your tickets early!! For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-cooking-demonstration-tickets-51713810399 This month we are celebrating National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (April 2) by making home made…

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