On June 1, singer-actor Alex (Clazziquai) opened a new Italian restaurant, D’asti Plate, in the posh district of Shinsadong. According to sources, he partnered up with three of his close friends who were already in the f&b business. Alex has always been known for his love for cooking, having worked at a restaurant in Canada before his debut. In 2010, he vicariously experienced what it’s like to own and manage an Italian restaurant through drama “Pasta,” co-starring Lee Seon Kyun and Gong Hyo Jin. Over the past years, he’s also been involved in numerous food-related programs, having hosted “Republic of Korea’s Cook,” “Mister Food Table,” “Food Essay,” and more. It’s been said that Alex is personally creating the recipes for his new restaurant.