Ever since reading about Kringla’s Vegetable Torte (or Souffle, depending on which sign you read in the shop) over at Disney Hipster Blog, I’ve been wanting to try it. Naturally, I headed over to Epcot’s Norway pavilion to partake!
The puff pastry is filled with roasted mushrooms, spinach, potatoes, Jarlsberg and Muenster cheese. As Adam and Andrew noted, it certainly isn’t much to look at, but this is a case where looks truly are deceiving.
Upon ordering, the pastry is put into an oven to heat up. I think it could have used a bit more time reheating, as the center still had quite a bit of chill to it, leaving the potatoes a bit cold. Still, the cheese was nicely melted and the other components were more than fine.
The souffle has lots of spinach throughout in a creamy base. The pastry itself is flaky and tears apart. It has a touch of crispness from the toasting, followed by some chew from the sauce of the interior soaking in.
The simple ingredients are fantastic. It’s hearty comfort food, despite being something I’ve never had before. This is something I want to recreate at home, and I know I’ll be ordering it again from Kringla.
With all of the delicious sweets available, their savory items are worth a look. One of my friends recently enjoyed the Ham and Apple Sandwich and noted that it was fantastic. I’m looking forward to revisiting this dish in the near future. If you give it a try, let us know what you think!