Join Our Table: Basal

Join Our Table Basal

Join our Table Photo Contest

Chef Jorge

Get to know Jorge:

  • How many places have you lived?
    • 8 places in 3 different countries
  • Who is your culinary influence?
    • Paternal Grandmother, The Ramones and Fergus Hellerson
  • What do you do in your spare time?
    • Read A LOT
    • Cook
    • Linux programming
  • What are 3 words that describe you?
    • "It's only business"
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Join Our Table Photo Contest!

We're giving away a $25 Basal gift card!

Add your photo from Basal Pizza on Experience Waterloo's Facebook or Instagram and comment on why you love their food. Add #joinourtable and #experiencewaterloo for best exposure! You'll be entered to win a gift card to Basal Pizza.

The contest begins October 24, 2019, and ends on November 6, 2019. Experience Waterloo will randomly choose a winner from the comments on the contest posts from Facebook and Instagram and announce the winner on November 7th.

Didn’t win this time? Stay tuned for more local restaurant features and prizes.

*Contest winners will have until December 20, 2019, to claim their prize.

Feeling inspired by Neopolitan Pizza?

You can make a tasty sauce for your homemade pizza.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 sprigs basil
  • 2 cans 28oz whole peeled tomatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Heat oil in a medium heavy pot over medium. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until very soft, 8-10 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring ocassionally, until very soft, about 5 minutes; stir in basil. Add tomatoes, crushing with your hands as you go; season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; simmer gently, stiring occassionally, until sauce is thick, about 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool.

Chef's Tip: Sauce can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and chill, or freeze up to 3 months.

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