Who We Are
Bantam Grill is located on the northern end of Monadnock Community Plaza in Peterborough, NH and opened in October 2012. Bantam Grill is the latest project by Chef Harris Welden, who is also the owner and Executive Chef of Pearl Restaurant & Oyster Bar located in the same plaza.
Chef Harris, a Greenfield, NH native, is a graduate of both Loyola University and the Culinary Institute of America where he developed a passion for Italian and French cooking.
After graduation, Harris took his skills to President Obama’s favorite Chicago restaurant, Spiaggia, where he spent three years mastering the art of combining ingredients to produce bold, innovative flavors.
Now, Harris and his young family have returned home and have brought a passion for food with them.
For the past three years Harris has brought his unique cooking style to Peterborough at Pearl and is now expanding upon that at Bantam Grill with more a Mediterranean flair. He believes that these are not just restaurants but a way to support the community and provide a way for people to get together.
To that end, both restaurants take pride in using locally grown produce, supporting community events and working with other local retailers. And, they just love great food.