A Recipe for Patio Parties and Wood Fired Pizza

Elevating your summer patio parties is easy when you live at The Morgan in Bay Meadows. Stroll under a soaring archway and along a paseo of tumbled brick through the heart of The Morgan – a stunning Mediterranean-inspired landscaped courtyard awaits made of intimate garden rooms. Large expansive windows look out onto the elegant courtyard equipped with a grilling area and pizza oven, an outdoor fireplace, sun lounge and yoga terrace. Gather with friends and neighbors around the fireplace and fling a pizza on the grill to celebrate 265 days of San Mateo sunshine and an exceptional life along the San Francisco Peninsula. With Whole Foods Market San Mateo and Hillsdale Shopping Center as neighbors, it’s easy to outfit your kitchen for the task. We’ve rounded up a few inspired recipes to get your party started.

Try your hand at using Williams Sonoma’s All-Purpose Pizza Dough or pop over to Whole Foods and pick up your favorite premade dough or pizza crust as a starter. The Whole Foods Market Certified Organic White Pizza Dough is dreamy and they also made a whole wheat version.  And be sure to stock your kitchen with an epicurean pizza peel, pizza slicer, white truffle or spicy chili pizza oil or Elephant’s Deli DIY Pizza Night Kit. Nearby Williams Sonoma at the Hillsdale Shopping Center has all of your pizza prep covered. Once you’re ready to get cooking in the courtyard, here are a few grilling tips including dough, sauce and topping inspirations.

Have a pot blooming with basil and oregano? Maybe you’ve reserved a plot in Persimmon Park Community Garden and have extra heirloom tomatoes or have been growing your own garlic. Some of the below recipes utilize fresh ingredients that may be harvested in your own Bay Meadows backyard. Get inspired by our recipe list, then freestyle your own pies.

Fig and Prosciutto Pizza
Classic Grilled Pepperoni Pizza
Grilled Vegetable and Fontina Pizza
Potato and Burrata Pizza
Grilled Steakhouse Pizza
Spinach and Artichoke Pizza
Bahn Mi Pizza
White Zucchini Corn Pizza
Grilled Pesto Pizza
Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Don’t forget the base. It’s all about the base.

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Fresh Basil Pesto

Fresh Garlic White Sauce

Skipping the prep and simply want an easy grab and go option for an open-air weekend dinner fireside with your favorite wine?

Slices Pizza, 0.2 miles from The Morgan. Slices is a Sicilian, street-side pizzeria that is passionately committed to creating the most amazing, tastiest, most colorful pizza on the planet. Their pizza slices are square and are cooked in custom black steel pans that are imported from Italy. Try the classic pepperoni.

Pinstripes, 0.6 miles from The Morgan. Featuring a delicious Italian/American bistro menu. Try the Margherita with hand crushed san marzano tomatoes, fontinella, fresh mozzarella, and basil.

Fieldwork Brewing, 0.1 miles from The Morgan. Pair your pizza with a growler to-go!

Smack dab close to everywhere, Bay Meadows in San Mateo is the perfect place to explore, discover, nosh, sip, chill and, if you act fast, live. Discover life at The Morgan today.