Gather around our pool with us next Tuesday, May 23 at 6pm for an Argentine style BBQ dinner that will be served family style. You’ll have the opportunity to roam and interact with the chef as the meat is being prepared. Our Executive Chef, Regan, will also be speaking about the butcher, the different cuts of meat, how to cook them, and how to purchase them. It is a unique dinner that you will not want to miss!

What exactly is Argentine style BBQ?

Argentine style BBQ, otherwise known as “asado”, is meat that is slow cooked over coals or wood embers. The meat is usually seasoned with only salt and pepper prior to grilling with fresh sprigs of herbs tossed into the coals to add flavor. Savory sauces, like chimichurri, is added once the meat is ready to be served.

The beef that will be used from this event is locally bred and raised in Wagener, South Carolina. Antibiotic and hormone free, the cattle are fed only the finest grasses and legume alfalfa hay, as well as a variety of high-end horse feeds. The Black Angus beef is aged 28 days for a prime steak experience.

If you want to experience Argentine style BBQ at this unique dinner, please be sure to purchase your ticket today! We will be limiting this event to 40 guests.

We’ll see you poolside on Tuesday evening!
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Dad can be hard to shop for, despite all we know about him. This Father’s Day, why not give him something different (not another tie), an experience that he’ll find relaxing and invigorating? Come to beautiful downtown Aiken and celebrate Dad at The Willcox. Below are a few ideas to get you started:


  • If you’re looking for something fun to do in Aiken, we recommend taking a walk down South Boundary Street, one of the top 10 “prettiest southern streets for a stroll,” according to USA Today. The live oaks lining the street boast ages of 100 years or more.
  • If you’re up for a longer hike, follow South Boundary westward till you reach Hitchcock Woods, one of the largest urban forests in the United States.


  • A family getaway is a time-honored tradition that often involves Dad doing the lion’s share of the work; this year, give Dad a break and let us take care of everything. Our hotel offers a variety of packages, including our Family Slumber Party package, which is sure to put a smile on Dad’s face.
  • Take advantage of one of the add-ons from our customize menu. Whether Dad wants to hone his golf game with a private tutor or learn more about the art and science of beekeeping (little did you know, Dad has thought seriously about keeping bees in his spare time), The Willcox is the place to be.

Restaurant & Bar

  • Meet Dad at the lobby bar for a drink and pick up the tab. If he’s feeling creative, he’ll enjoy our “build your own Manhattan” option. With a dozen delicious whiskeys to choose from, not to mention a selection of vermouths and bitters that would make Hemingway blush, he can’t go wrong.
  • “Fish, flesh, or fowl,” Yeats wrote, “commend all summer long whatever is begotten, born, and dies.” That’s quite a standard to meet, but our chef aims high. For dinner, how about a 10oz New York strip steak, with a Portobello mushroom brioche melt, Gruyere fondue, and fried onion rings? Almost poetic, that.

Salon & Spa

  • Help Dad nurse his old football injury with our Sports Orthopedic Massage. He can opt for an hour or an hour and a half, depending on his needs.
  • If Dad has just come in from out of town, welcome him home with our Jet Lag Recovery package, which includes a dip in our pre-massage aromatherapy hydro tub, a Willcox relaxation massage, and oxygen inhalation therapy.


Remember to pick up Willcox gift cards, which guarantee the gift of rest and relaxation.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Happy Father’s Day!

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