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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!

 

About Katie

Katie Michael is the Pastry Chef at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. A graduate of Northampton Community College Culinary Arts Program, she has worked at bakeries throughout the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, and San Diego. She began working at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub after moving home from California in April 2014. Since she became pastry chef, all breads, pastries, and scones are made from scratch in- house at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. 

 

 

 

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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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June 2018

Angels’ Share Nights

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Join us for our June Angels' Share Charity featuring The O'Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance on Wednesdays, starting on the 13th! Come to the pub for dinner anytime after 5pm and 5% of all food and drink proceeds, plus ALL raffle ticket sales will be donated to the dance academy.  Raffle tickets will be available all month long, with the winner receiving dinner for four at our annual Angels' Share Dinner on November 8th at 7pm. We will draw a…

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Whiskey Wednesday

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 4, 2018

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Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Each Wednesday we will introduce a new whiskey or feature an existing expression from our collection. The feature will be available as a regular pour, as well as a wee sample pour. No tickets necessary, just come visit us at the bar! NEW WHISKY LAUNCH DATES: JUNE 13th - Jim Beam Black JUNE 20th - Tullamore Dew XO JUNE 27 - Sexton JULY 4 - Pops McCann JULY 11 - Glenmorangie Signet JULY 18 - Jameson 18 Year JULY 25 -…

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July 2018

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Cooking Demo

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Celtic Cooking Class

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. Doors open at 6:30PM. Cooking does not start until 7:00PM. Space is limited so make sure you get your tickets early!! July Menu: Entree: Jameson BBQ Ribs and spicy coleslaw Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake For…

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Whiskey Wednesday

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 4, 2018

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Each Wednesday we will introduce a new whiskey or feature an existing expression from our collection. The feature will be available as a regular pour, as well as a wee sample pour. No tickets necessary, just come visit us at the bar! NEW WHISKY LAUNCH DATES: JUNE 13th - Jim Beam Black JUNE 20th - Tullamore Dew XO JUNE 27 - Sexton JULY 4 - Pops McCann JULY 11 - Glenmorangie Signet JULY 18 - Jameson 18 Year JULY 25 -…

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American Whiskey Tasting

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Whiskey Tasting

Join us on Thursday, July 5, 2018 for a very special American Whiskey Tasting at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, guided by our knowledgeable whisky representatives! This tasting will include a BBQ picnic dinner that includes ribs, pulled pork, corn, cornbread, brownies, potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans. Doors open at 6:00PM for dinner and the whiskey tasting begins at 7:00PM. Tickets are $45 and include dinner, the tasting, plus tax and gratuity.  American Whiskey Expressions: Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye Jack Daniel's…

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Wired Scones Baking Class

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Learn the ins and outs of Baking including traditional Irish baking with the Red Stag Pub’s in-house bakers! The Red Stag Pub presents Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on various baked treats filled with lots of goodness. These 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, cupcakes, creme brulee and more!    Space is limited with…

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Lehigh Valley Story Slam

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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The next Lehigh Valley Story Slam theme is Irish Stories! Join us on July 11th at 7pm in The Great Room of McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar! Tell a story of what it means to be Irish. The stories and discussion will be a brief history of the past and the promise of new understanding that was started with the “Good Friday Peace Treaty”.   Come in for a bite & libations and listen to and/or tell your own story!  Storytellers register upon arrival. …

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August 2018

Fresh Fruit Tart Baking Class

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Learn the ins and outs of Baking including traditional Irish baking with the Red Stag Pub’s in-house bakers! The Red Stag Pub presents Baking Classes in the Great Room of the pub, focused on various baked treats filled with lots of goodness. These 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, cupcakes, creme brulee and more!    Space is limited with…

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Laphroaig Scotch Tasting

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Whiskey Tasting

Join us on Thursday, August 2, 2018 for the Laphroaig Scotch Tasting at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, guided by our knowledgeable whisky representatives!  7:30 PM until 9:00 PM Doors to Great Room will open early for tasting ticket holders to enjoy a meal prior to the tasting. Our full regular menu will be available in the Great Room from 5:00-6:30pm. *Please note that in order to set-up the tasting on time, all food must be ordered by 6:30PM. For Great…

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McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Cooking Demo

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Cooking Class

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. Doors open at 6:30!  Cooking does not start until 7pm.  Space is limited so make sure you get your tickets early!! August Menu: Entree: Irish Bridies - flaky puff pastry stuffed with ground beef…

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