I thought this seemed a little different from the traditional St.Patrick's Day appetizer or first course. Recipe source: Bon Appetit
- Steam vegetables until tender (15 minutes) and then arrange vegetables and apples around the edge of a large platter.
- Meanwhile prepare fondue; toss cheese and flour into a large bowl.
- Bring the stout, apple juice and mustard to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add cheese mixture to pan; stirring constantly until cheese is melted and smooth (you may need to thin with some additional stout). Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
- Transfer fondue to bowl or fondue pot and place in center of platter with vegetables.