Montana Master Chefs: New York City

Chef Silvia Barban

LaRina Pastificio & Vino

Brooklyn, NY

To learn where Chef Silvia Barban’s love of pasta-making began, you’ll need to go back to the beginning. Barban was born and raised in Northern Italy, where she learned to blend the region’s rich flavors with the fresh tastes of her mother’s Calabrian heritage.

After attending “E.Maggia” Stresa culinary school in Italy, Barban began working in the kitchen of the maestro of Italian cuisine, Chef Gualtiero Marchesi. She worked as a pastry chef and later as chef de partie. In 2012, she moved to New York for the opening of Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina. She was originally meant to serve as a consultant, but stayed on as sous chef, relishing the opportunity to work in Manhattan.

After two years, Barban received an offer to become executive chef at Aita in Brooklyn, blending traditional and modern Italian dishes from her native heart. In 2016, she competed on Season 14 of Bravo’s Top Chef. Barban is now the executive chef and co-owner of LaRina Pastificio & Vino, a pasta-focused restaurant in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn.


Event Highlights

Montana Master Chefs Event Package

Montana Master Chefs Event Package

SEPTEMBER 26–29, 2019

inclusive rates starting from
$885.00
per person
per night *

They’re the wunderkinds of the restaurant industry. They have foodies lined up for weeks waiting for a reservation—and food writers clamoring for a chance to try their creations. These rising all-stars might not be household names yet, but they will be in the near future. So, join us for this year’s Montana Master Chefs, and you’ll be among the first to experience the magic they plate up.


Gourmet dinners prepared nightly by world-renowned chefs

All daily meals, nonalcoholic beverages and a selection of beer, red and white wine and well liquors

Activity credit of $300 per person per stay.

Live entertainment


*based on two adults in a Meadow Home. Rate does not include taxes and fees.

Call 800-473-0601 or email us for more information or to book this package.