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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!
 

 

 
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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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October 2018

Baking Class Featuring Maple Whiskey Bread Pudding

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers! On October 3, our baking class features Maple Whiskey Bread Pudding! This instructional class will review the baking steps and history of the pastry being demonstrated. All attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy. The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you are…

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Ardbeg Scotch Tasting

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
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Join us on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 for the Ardbeg 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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Whiskey Ceilidh • A Festival of Whiskey Rarities

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
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Join us for our 2nd Annual Whiskey Ceilidh: A Festival of Whiskey Rarities on October 20. Samples of over 50 Whiskeys from Distilleries around the world.

Our 2nd Annual Whiskey Ceilidh A Festival of Whiskey Rarities! Sign up for one of three sessions to tour the craft world of whiskey through the over 50 samples of whiskeys from distilleries around the world. Each session is limited to 40 participants, so please reserve your space early. • 1-3PM – VIP PREMIUM SESSION • $100 per person (Additional select rarities offered, along with additional fancy food) • 3:30-5:30PM – SESSION 1 • $75 per person Each session includes…

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November 2018

Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
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JOIN US ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2018 FOR THE GLENMORANGIE WHISKY TASTING AT MCCARTHY’S RED STAG PUB, GUIDED BY OUR KNOWLEDGEABLE WHISKY REPRESENTATIVES! The tasting begins at 7:30 PM and we will be accompanied by a true Glenmorangie Ambassador – Tickets are $100 and include dinner and whisky. Three food courses to be paired with the whisky expressions. The Menu:   Welcome Course: Charcuterie Plate of assorted meats, cheeses, chocolate, nuts. Paired with a cocktail made with Glenmorangie 10 Year Appetizer: Lightly…

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McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Cooking Demo

Jill Oman Executive Chef

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!! Menu: Entree: Beef & Veggie Meat Pies with Onion Stout Gravy  Dessert: Creme…

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Baking Class Featuring Marshmallows

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Great Room Events, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
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Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers! On November 7, our baking class features fluffy home-made marshmallows! This instructional class will review the baking steps and history of the pastry being demonstrated. All attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy. The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you are interested…

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December 2018

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Cooking Demonstration

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!! Menu: Appetizer: Potato Leek Soup with Brown Bread Entree: Guinness Beef Stew with…

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Banana Jameson Cake Baking Class

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our baking classes with our own in-house bakers! On December 5, our baking class features Banana Jameson Cake! This instructional class will review the baking steps and history of the pastry being demonstrated. All attendees will get to take home samples to enjoy. The class is $20 per person. Class begins at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring drinks from the main bar to the class. If you are interested…

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Macallan Whisky Tasting

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
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Whiskey Tasting

Join us on Thursday, December 6, 2018 for The Macallan Whisky Tasting at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, guided by our knowledgeable whisky representatives! Tasting is from 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…

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Sushi Demonstration and Japanese Whiskey Pairing

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Free

Sushi Demonstration and Japanese Whiskey Pairing, December 13 from 6:30 to 9pm 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, including •Hakushu• Suntory Toki• Suntory Hibiki• and Nikka Coffey Grain $50 per person, limited seating available.

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