"When we say no holds barred that means we'll be doing some really interesting things determined by the events," Lawrence said. Meaning, the guest chef and what's available at the time will shape the menu. She said Fox would lend a hand at the Tuesday dinners, which are expected to run through the spring, when Ubuntu's gardens will be back in full production. Lawrence said some 95 percent of Ubuntu's produce comes from its gardens.
As for the possibility of flesh, Lawrence -- who's not a vegetarian herself -- said she's more concerned with sustainability than the ethics of meat. Ubuntu (1140 Main at Pearl, Napa) recently snagged its first Michelin star. On Sunday, Fox is appearing with N.Y. chef David Chang at Omnivore Books Don't be surprised if the Momofuku chef takes a future guest turn at one of Ubuntu's Tuesday nights.