Jack Litsky wasn't expecing his own box of whole wheat pasta to cost $24 in a Red Bank restaurant.
Litsky and his wife Toby are vegans, and have become accustomed to bringing their own box of whole wheat pasta to area restaurants and asking the chef to prepare a meal, according to The Star Ledger.
The Star Ledger reported the Litsky's and friends visited Monticello in Red Bank with a box of whole wheat pasta, which Litsky said he has done before at the restaurant.
But when a small bowl of his own pasta, with some vegetables added, ended up costing $24 per plate, Litsky challenged the owner.
Litsky said previously, he'd been charged much less per plate when bringing his own pasta. He was told there was a new price, and the police would be called if Litsky didn't pay the full bill.
Now, Litsky is disputing the bill with his credit card company, not just the two pasta dishes.
Monticello owner and chef Caterin Giambalzo said she doesn't agree with Litsky's account of the incident, a dispute which was solved by The Star Ledger by brokering an agreement of a $12 refund.
Tell us: would you bring your own ingredients to a restaurant?