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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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February 2020

Truffles and Whiskey

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Decadence… when Chocolate meets it’s Companion… in Whiskey.  Guest speaker: McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub’s Head Baker, Corinne. Come celebrate love in it’s many forms with this expertly paired whiskey flight and artisanal chocolates. A Duo for the Ages!

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March 2020

March Cooking Demo at Red Stag Pub with Cottage Pie and Sticky Toffee Pudding

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This March we are celebrating National Peanut Month and Irish Food Month! We are diving into the new year with our January cooking demo at the Red Stag Pub with Cottage Pie and followed by Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. Our chef, Jill Oman, will wow you with tips and tricks on how to get that perfectly cooked Cottage Pie and showcase a perfect Sticky Toffee Pudding dessert. Cooking will begin at 6:30 sharp! Ticket price does not include tax,…

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MALTS AND MALTS

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Join us for an Irish Pot Still whiskey flight enhanced by our very own head baker, Corinne,  through various bread styles. Malty goodness of traditional Irish grains paired with biscuity/toasty/hearty bread grains and yeast profiles. A taste analysis not typically done, but we have full faith in our Head Baker and Whisky Ambassador partnership!

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April 2020

Cocktails w/ Breakthru Beverage Company

 Learn how to make great whiskey cocktails using ingredients you can find right at your fingertips. What can you create with that bottle of Highland Park Scotch? Those bitters? That Orange Zest?  A representative from Breakthru Beverage Company will be here to teach you how to impress your friends with exceptional, but simple whiskey cocktails.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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