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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, Paige Hawk.  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 Paige Hawk, 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.   

 

 
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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.
$45 Admission • Ages 21+ only, please

 

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Personal Whiskey Profile

Whiskey Profile

When is okay to be Profiled ? blind taste eight whiskies and explore distinct properties within the whiskey flavor profile. Receive your own Tasting Guide and Journal, guided by our Whisky Ambassador, Janet Vitalos.

All Tastings are scheduled, and last for approximately one hour.
$100 Admission • Ages 21+ only, please

 

 

 

 
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April 2020

April Cooking Demo at Red Stag Pub with Beer Cheese Soup with Brown Bread and Coffee Crumb Cake

Cooking with Jill

This April we are celebrating National Beer Day and Coffee Cake Day! We are diving into the new year with our April cooking demo at the Red Stag Pub with Beer Cheese Soup with Brown Bread followed by Coffee Crumb Cake for dessert. Our chef, Jill Oman, will wow you with tips and tricks on how to get that perfectly cooked Beer Cheese Soup with Brown Bread and showcase a perfect Coffee Crumb Cake dessert. Cooking will begin at 6:30…

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May 2020

May Cooking Demo at Red Stag Pub with Dandelion salad and Classic Dutch Chicken Pot Pie

Cooking with Jill

This May we are paying homage to my PA Dutch lineage! We are beginning our Summer with our May cooking demo at the Red Stag Pub with Dandelion salad with hot bacon dressing followed by Classic Dutch chicken pot pie. Our chef, Jill Oman, will wow you with tips and tricks on how to get that perfectly prepared Dandelion salad and Chicken Pot Pie. Cooking will begin at 6:30 sharp! Ticket price does not include tax, tip, or alcohol.  …

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Desserts and Whiskey

This tasting was designed with the Mom’s in mind. A collaboration of our Pastry Chef and Head Whisky Ambassador. Confectionary Delicacies infused with and inspired by whiskies. From Sherry casks to lightly smokey to orange blossom.

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June 2020

June Cooking Demo at the Red Stag Pub with Lobster Alfredo and German Chocolate Cake

Cooking with Jill

We are enjoying Summer with our June cooking demo at the Red Stag Pub with Lobster Alfredo and  followed by German Chocolate Cake for Dessert. Our chef, Jill Oman, will wow you with tips and tricks on how to get that perfectly prepared Lobster Alfredo and German Chocolate Cake. Cooking will begin at 6:30 sharp! Ticket price does not include tax, tip, or alcohol.    

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Beer and Whiskey

What are the parallels of beer and whiskey?    The Process of turning wort into beer...into Whiskey. The history. The flavor profiles. What happens to the taste when paired side by side?  Join us for a Tasting and find out.    4 samples of whiskey paired with 4 samples of beer.    You may never see Guinness the same again.

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July 2020

July Cooking Demo at the Red Stag Pub with Caesar Salad and Guinness Mac and Cheese

Cooking with Jill

This July we are celebrating national mac and cheese month! We are enjoying our summer with our July cooking demo at the Red Stag Pub with Ceasar Salad, learn how to make classic Caesar dressing followed by Guinness Mac and Cheese. Our chef, Jill Oman, will wow you with tips and tricks on how to get that perfectly prepared Caesar Salad and Guinness Mac and Cheese. Cooking will begin at 6:30 sharp! Ticket price does not include tax, tip, or…

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August 2020

August Cooking Demo with Potato Pancakes and Peach Cobbler

Cooking with Jill

This August we are celebrating National Peach Month and Potato month! We are ending our Summer with our August cooking demo at the Red Stag Pub with Potato Pancakes with smoked salmon followed by Peach Cobbler for dessert. Our chef, Jill Oman, will wow you with tips and tricks on how to get that perfectly cooked Potato Pancakes and showcase a perfect Peach Cobbler dessert. Cooking will begin at 6:30 sharp! Ticket price does not include tax, tip, or alcohol.

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Bartenders Brawl

August 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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4 Bartenders 4 Tasting Rounds 1 Winner Come watch and JUDGE the RSP bar staff complete in a luau themed whiskey cocktail challenge! Who's Drink will reign supreme ? Trouble in Paradise Brenne French Whiskey Pineapple Infused Jameson Malibu Pineapple Rum Blue Curacao Pineapple Juice Jameson Strawberry Puree Club Soda Suggested Pairing Hawiaan Pizza Magma Melon Bakers Bourbon Sugar Watermelon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice Adobo Sauce Edible Flower Suggested Pairing Blackened Shrimp with Creole Rice and Mango Salsa Tiki Toki…

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September 2020

September Cooking Demo with Welsh Rarebit and Key Lime Pie

Cooking with Jill

This September we are celebrating National Welsh Rarebit Month!

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Oysters + Whiskey Tasting

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Oysters and Whiskey Tasting Join us for a Whiskey flight of Green, Red, and Yellow Spot irish whiskeys paired with various raw oyster styles. A pairing of textures, with meaty and well-seasoned oyster meeting fragrant and fruity whiskies!

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