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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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January 2018

McCarthy’s Cooking Class

January 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$20.00
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. First Tuesdays of the Month: January 2, 2018 Doors open at 6:30pm, Dinner starts at 7pm. ticket includes the two courses being demonstrated. Does not include beverages. Limited space – $20 per person, per…

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Celtic Baking Class

January 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$20.00
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

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 instructional 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!    Our baking class in January will feature Banana Whiskey Chocolate Chip Bread Space is limited with only 20 spots open so…

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North American Whiskey Tasting

January 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Whiskey Tasting

Join us for the North American Whiskey Tasting at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives!   Featuring the following Whiskey's: Pike Creek 10 year Rum Finish - Canadian  Lot 40 - 100% Rye - Canadian  Smooth Ambler - Contradiction - American Smooth Ambler - Old Scout - American Please enjoy responsibly and arrange for transportation if needed. Participants are not required to consume all products being sampled. 21+ only please.  Ask about our Red Stag Pub Lyft…

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February 2018

Talisker and Lagavulin Whisky Tasting

February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$25.00
Lagavulin Whisky

Talisker and Lagavulin Whisky Tasting Join us for the Talisker and Lagavulin Whisky Tasting at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub featuring the following expressions: Talisker 10 Year Talisker Storm Lagavulin 12 Year Cask Strength Lagavulin 16 Year  $25 per person.  Please drink responsibly or arrange for transportation.  Ask about our Red Stag Pub Lyft coupon.

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McCarthy’s Cooking Class

February 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$20.00
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. First Tuesdays of the Month: February 6, 2018 Doors open at 6:30pm, Dinner starts at 7pm. ticket includes the two courses being demonstrated. Does not include beverages. Limited space – $20 per person, per…

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Baking Class at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub

February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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 only 20 spaces available, so make sure to sign up…

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March 2018

Jameson Whiskey Tasting

March 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$25.00
Jameson Caskmates Whiskey

Join us for the Jameson Whiskey Tasting at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives!  Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM The Jameson Whiskey Tasting will feature the following Whiskey's: -Jameson  -Jameson Caskmates  -Jameson Black Barrel  -Jameson Cooper's Croze Please enjoy responsibly and arrange for transportation if needed. Participants are not required to consume all products being sampled. 21+ only please.  Ask about our Red Stag Pub Lyft coupon!

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Baking Class at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub featuring Creme Brulee

March 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$20.00
Creme Brulee

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 only 20 spaces available, so make sure to sign up…

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April 2018

Baking Class at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub featuring Brown Bread

April 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$20.00
Brown Bread

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 only 20 spaces available, so make sure to sign up…

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Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting

April 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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$25.00
Whiskey Tasting

Join us for the Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives!  Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM The Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting will feature the following Whisky's: Glenmorangie 10 year Glenmorangie 12 year Lasanta Glenmorangie 12 year Quinta Ruban Glenmorangie Nectar D'or Please enjoy responsibly and arrange for transportation if needed. Participants are not required to consume all products being sampled. 21+ only please.  Ask about our Red Stag Pub…

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