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.
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.
First Tuesdays of the Month:
Celtic Cooking Classes
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
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
Personal 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
All Classes Calendar
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This November we are getting ready to prepare some classics for you. Our November cooking demo with pan seared Scottish salmon w/ Dijon mustard hollandaise and for dessert a delicious Pumpkin roll are simple classics which are sure to impress! We pair that perfect savory pan seared Scottish salmon w/ Dijon mustard hollandaise and for dessert a delicious Pumpkin roll for a perfect date night! McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub invites you to join us for a Celtic Cooking Demonstration. Our guests will have…Find out more »
We will be featuring whiskies from our World Collection (Esoteric). Taiwan...South Africa...France and good ol' Ireland and Scotland. Discover the similarities and differences. A fun exploration indeed! No passport required.Find out more »
This December we are getting ready to prepare some classics for you. Our Classic Irish potato pancakes, homemade apple sauce are simple classics which are sure to impress! We pair that perfect savory Classic Irish potato pancakes, homemade applesauce with for dessert a White chocolate pumpkin cheesecake 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…Find out more »
The twelfth month of the year just seemed the appropriate time to analyze the whiskies of the twelves. A twelve year Age Statement that is. How does the nose, body and finish compare? Are there similarities? How do these whiskies arrive at the Age Statement of 12? Years young in a blend? Or straight maturation? Come celebrate the last month of the year with an exceptional tasting analysis!Find out more »
Irish Christmas Cake, caroling, eggnogs and irish coffee! Come learn some basics from our favorite culinary professionals. Family favorites and classic Irish traditions.Find out more »
This January we are celebrating National New England Clam Chowder and National Cream Puff day! We are diving into the new year with our January cooking demo at the Red Stag Pub with New Clam Chowder followed by Cream Puffs for dessert. Our chef, Jill Oman, will wow you with tips and tricks on how to get that perfectly cooked New England Clam Chowder and showcase a perfect cream puff dessert. Cooking will begin at 6:30 sharp! Ticket price does not…Find out more »
Sushi Demonstration and Japanese Whiskey Pairing, January 24th from 6:30 to 8:30pm 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! $45 per person, limited seating available.Find out more »
This February we are celebrating Potato Lovers Month, National Chocolate Month and Hot Breakfast Month ! We are diving into the new year with our February cooking demo at the Red Stag Pub with Irish Boxty followed by Chocolate Truffles for dessert. Our chef, Jill Oman, will wow you with tips and tricks on how to get that perfectly cooked Irish Boxty and showcase a perfect Chocolate Truffles. Cooking will begin at 6:30 sharp! Ticket price does not include tax,…Find out more »
The Whiskey Profile is… an introduction to the sensory perception and overall analysis of 8 whiskies that fit within 8 predominant whiskey flavor profiles. The distilleries, style and origin are unknown to you. Eliminate preconceived bias. But...what does this mean, exactly? Pure, non biased enjoyment of whiskey using the senses of sight, smell and, lastly, taste. The whiskies were carefully selected to represent 8 distinct flavors within our Flavor Profile Wheel. Coastal, Winey, Fruity, Floral to name but a few.…Find out more »